Football Trafficking: unmasking the Uzbekistan ring
At least seven young footballers between the ages of 16-19 years old left the shores of Nigeria in December for the Central Asian country, Uzbekistan, in search of greener pastures. These youngsters were recruited from different cities in Nigeria by a Nigerian who posed as a football agent. They had high hopes of playing the…
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Leading Russian mobile operator leaves troubled Uzbek market
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