Khaya Sithole | Naomi Osaka, Alex Ferguson and the costly business of sport

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Naomi Osaka of Japan.
Naomi Osaka of Japan.
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The inability of bureaucrats to understand that sometimes the preservation of integrity, sanity and equanimity trumps financial considerations, says more about them than about Naomi Osaka, says Khaya Sithole. 

On 27 May 2004, just weeks after his Manchester United had been dethroned by Arsene Wenger's Invincibles as Champions of England, Sir Alex Ferguson sat down to watch a documentary on BBC Three.

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