Ini-Obong Nkang

Ini-Obong Nkang is a Doctoral Researcher in Sports Law, at Nottingham Trent University. He is currently doing his PhD research on the trafficking of African football minors, and is hoping to use football as a tool for the sustainable long-term community development of various African countries and communities in order to curb the continued occurrence of the football trafficking problem, whilst simultaneously improving the standard and infrastructure of African football.

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How the search for football’s next big thing is fuelling a modern-day slave trade

It’s estimated that more than 15,000 children are trafficked into Europe every year with false hopes of making it as professional footballers. In the UK alone, there are more than 2,000 minors who have been trafficked to apparently play football, though the true figure is likely to be even...

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