Africa’s new slave trade

A very informative write up in the Guardian yesterday on the lucrative trade in young players -children in Africa who have not even finished primary education – who are being scouted by major clubs from France, Belgium, Morocco and Tunisia.
Strong words from Blatter on the subject…”I find it unhealthy, if not despicable, for rich clubs to send scouts shopping in Africa, South America and Asia to “buy” the most promising players there,’ said Blatter. ‘Europe’s leading clubs conduct themselves increasingly as neo-colonialists who don’t give a damn about heritage and culture, but engage in social and economic rape.”
Related articles from the BBC can be read here and here..

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