The world's most elaborate prison football league
May 28, 2015 9:51 PM   Subscribe

Luzira was once the most notorious prison in Uganda. Now it’s home to what is surely the world’s most elaborate prison football league. "Upper Prison has kept itself busy with extraordinary ingenuity. The prisoners have created their own drama, they dance, and they play music on homemade instruments. There is prayer and counselling in the church and mosque. But more popular than anything else is football. Within the prison there are 10 football clubs, some of them almost two decades old, each with their own players, boards and constitutions. Alongside Moses’s old team Aston Villa, there is Liverpool and Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United."
posted by all the versus (4 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Prison football? Less corrupt than FIFA, right?
posted by notyou at 11:19 PM on May 28, 2015

20 March, final
Manchester United 5 – 1 Hannover 96

Well what else did you expect?
posted by PenDevil at 11:44 PM on May 28, 2015

Loved this story, and yes, probably cleaner and less corrupt than FIFA--a very low bar though.
posted by idb at 7:08 AM on May 29, 2015

Brilliantly written article.
posted by MattWPBS at 4:54 AM on May 31, 2015

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