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The trials of young African footballers

Millions of young African boys dream of playing on the world stage, but many find themselves victims of fake agents.
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2013 21:01

It is the dream of millions of young African footballers to play on a professional stage like their idols Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o.

But many never make it.
 
After paying thousands of dollars to fake FIFA agents, they end up being dumped in foreign countries like Morocco to fend for themselves.
 
But now some of them are getting one last chance to turn professional.
 
Sana Hamouche reports from Casablanca.

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Al Jazeera
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