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Scandal of African football’s ‘slaves’

The exploitation of numerous footballers in Africa puts the claims of ‘slavery’ in the European leagues firmly into perspective, writes Bill Corcoran in Johannesburg.

20th September, 2008

The exploitation of numerous footballers in Africa puts the claims of ‘slavery’ in the European leagues firmly into perspective, writes Bill Corcoran in Johannesburg.

When one thinks of modern day slavery, the image of a professional footballer - especially those plying their trade in one of Europe’s wealthy leagues - rarely springs to mind.

Thanks to the 1995 Bosman ruling, a judgment handed down by the European Court of Justice, that...

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