Ivory Coast’s young exploited footballers – 12 Sep 07

Ivory Coast's young exploited footballers – 12 Sep 07

Ivory Coast's young exploited footballers – 12 Sep 07


Thousands of boys in Africa dream of being the next Samuel Eto or Didier Drogba. Their goal is to play their favourite game and escape a life of poverty. Many families are willing to pay agents a small fortune in the hope their sons can join a European club – but their dreams are more likely to be exploited than realised. Al Jazeera’s West Africa correspondent Gabi Menezes reports.

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