African football and world cup 2010
Beckenbauer while commenting on the lack of progress in South Africa regarding preparations for the 2010 World Cup said that part of the problem was African.
"These are not South African problems, these are African problems. People are working against rather than with each other.",he said.
Organising committee chief Danny Jordaan told the Cape Argus that he was bemused by Beckenbauer's comments.
"If it's a stadium problem, tell us. But he must explain what he means when he says it's an 'African problem'. I do not understand.
"We have a master project plan. We need to deliver five stadiums for the Confederation Cup in 2009 and four of these stadiums are complete," Jordaan said.
Amy Lawrence writing in the Observer says
"It is easy to patronise African football. People have been doing it for years, since the world guffawed at Zaire's Mwepu Llunga for not even knowing the rules for a free kick at the 1974 World Cup."
The video of that here and the rest of the article here.