These children on their part forgo their education of course for what they believe in. This the outcome
Some anonymous man begins to hang around football pitches so that his face becomes familiar. Of a sudden he is a football agent with connections in Turkey, Dubai, England , France and even Brazil.
He then identifies very good players and starts making contacts with them. As it is already the case, due to lack of Trust, these players do not tell their managers nor coaches.
The supposed argent gives his fees of approximately 3million Francs some times with flight ticket fair included. They begin to call these players on a daily basis, even talking to their parents to show how genuine they are and before you know Mrs X's piece of land ois on auction sale, Mr Y, is in the bank to take an overdraft.
Once paid, these agents take the players to the said country "Once we reached the airport in Turkey,
"He took me to his friends house where we lived about 8 of us in a single room, i stayed there for six months and until my Visa expired, i had never had a test match or seen a football pitch with my eyes. i had to shamefully come back" Mvondo shared with The Sysy House Of Fame TSHOF).
This loving father could not help but share his story for the benefits of the players. " I am a head teacher in a government School working for 32 years now. Chenwi was the most admired player during local competitions here. When Chenwi came with this travel story, all my troubles started. He needed an emergency 450.000Frs for a new passport with age change. I funded that. then he aksed for 2100,000frs for his travel to play in a 2nd Division club in France. I gathered all i had and it was just 700.000 Frs, then i had to borrow and sell my lone piece of land. I so much believed in my son. i gave him the money and bid him bye bye since he arrived France and called me, two days after, i have never heard from him till today. He left January 08 2015. wether he is alive or death is a question i keep asking God" Mr Chenwi Che burst into tears. These young dreamers are left with no money, no visas, no prospects of work and no way of returning home.
According to an estimate by Foot Solidaire, a Paris-based charity working to increase the protection of young footballers globally, up to 15,000 young African footballers are taken abroad annually under false hopes – over a third of them head to Europe. This is a lesson every footballer to learn. Its not a crime to dream big, but dream with precautions. This is a sensitization forum please. Kindly give your proposals on what this players can do not to be victims.