Ball And Chains

Henry Bonsu investigates the growth in what has been described as football slavery.

Millions of young African footballers dream of following in the footsteps of international superstars such as Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue.

A handful succeed, but hundreds are lured to Europe by unscrupulous clubs and agents, only to find themselves exploited, discarded and dumped on the streets when they fail.

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Henry Bonsu investigates the growth in what has been described as football slavery.

Millions of young African footballers dream of following in the footsteps of international superstars such as Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue.

A handful succeed, but hundreds are lured to Europe by unscrupulous clubs and agents, only to find themselves exploited, discarded and dumped on the streets when they fail.

2008011520080120

Henry Bonsu investigates the growth in what has been described as football slavery.

Millions of young African footballers dream of following in the footsteps of international superstars such as Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue.

A handful succeed, but hundreds are lured to Europe by unscrupulous clubs and agents, only to find themselves exploited, discarded and dumped on the streets when they fail.