I have been fortunate enough to realize in a younger stage that fields of immense stardom also bear huge shadows beneath them. Here’s yet another evidence of that notion; Soccer’s Lost Boys is a documentary released prior to the 2010 World Cup that dishes out a sample of the dark situations that the prospective football players in Africa often face, in search of their moment of stardom. The documentary shows the act of exploitation practiced among corrupted football agents towards the prospective players, and FIFA’s apparent hesitance in addressing the issue properly. It is a highly distasteful documentary, purely because the subject matter it addresses – the dark reality that a lot of football players in Africa face – is downright unjust.
I highly recommend watching the documentary, as a side note for our ongoing discussions of African football players.
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