In Africa, football can be a way out of poverty
By KATRIN BENNHOLD, Photo credit: Polfoto
Unfortunately, many young players are exploited by unscrupulous agents and end up in slave-like conditions in rich European clubs.
PARIS (July 11, 2006) – FAR FROM the festive atmosphere of the World Cup, the race for cheap muscle and talent in Europe’s lucrative soccer industry has created yet another wrinkle in the immigration debate: Every year thousands of school-age boys from Africa and Latin America are lured to Europe by dubious agents hawking dreams of glory and wealth. Continue reading