World Cup legacy to help Africa's fight against AIDS

BY foxsports • December 8, 2009

The Football for Hope center is out to teach kids about more than just the "beautiful game."

The first of 20 such centers across Africa was opened Saturday, a day after the draw for next year's World Cup, and 12-year-old Lihle Bonkolo was one of the children that learned about both football and how to combat AIDS.

Playing a game known as "Risk Field," teams dribbled a football around a series of obstacles marked with AIDS-related signs. If they hit a cone, they got a red card and had to do sit-ups.

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