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    African soccer stars on run in UK

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/s...=ticker-103704

    African soccer stars on run in UK

    Press Association
    Sunday September 25, 2005 10:53 AM

    An African football association scored a spectacular own goal when eight top players did a runner after an exhibition match in England.

    The Home Office is now searching for the players, who vanished after a game in Yorkshire last week.

    A Home Office spokesman said that 'steps were being taken to identify, locate and remove' any of the footballers who had breached their visas.

    Many of the players vanished before the flight was due to leave Heathrow but two even checked in their bags before melting into airport crowds.

    The match, which had not been arranged through the English FA, was played at a rugby league stadium in Bradford between top Zimbabwe teams CAPS United and the Highlanders.

    The players, top stars in their own country, had played each other in a match at the Odsal Stadium last Saturday and had been due to fly home on Thursday evening.
    Along with the eight players, two officials are also on the missing list - one of whom had been left behind to sort out the mess.

    A Home Office spokesman said: "We can't comment on individual cases.
    "Irrespective of their nationality, if a person without a lawful right to remain in the UK absconds, then the Immigration Service will as soon as possible take necessary action to identify, locate and remove them."

    Farai Jere, team manager of CAPS United, who led the Zimbabwe Premiership table by nine points, told his native state-owned Herald newspaper: "It is quite a big blow for us as a club to lose such a huge number of players at once, but we have to quickly sit down and map the way forward. It is a pity that these players might have decided to destroy their careers by pursuing a new life in England, but it is not the end of the road."

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    In this country people like this don't usually even bother to abscond; they just apply for political asylum. :speechles

    So these people would rather be fugitives in Europe than football stars in Africa. Makes you think, don't it?

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    Usually it isnt even the athletes themselves, as they rent out the places in the team to those that want welfare in the west... which can be noticed if so called elite players play downright sucky matches
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    "Irrespective of their nationality, if a person without a lawful right to remain in the UK absconds, then the Immigration Service will as soon as possible take necessary action to identify, locate and remove them."
    That is more than our authorities do.

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    In this country people like this don't usually even bother to abscond; they just apply for political asylum.
    Reminds me of a radio program or whatever, were they spoke of an entire muslim/african youth soccer team who had absconded in Finland during some pityfull soccer tournament,they all hid for as long it took them to find themselves finnish girlfriends/wifes, wich rented them asylum. 00002:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rehnskiöld
    Reminds me of a radio program or whatever, were they spoke of an entire muslim/african youth soccer team who had absconded in Finland during some pityfull soccer tournament,they all hid for as long it took them to find themselves finnish girlfriends/wifes, wich rented them asylum. 00002:
    Yup. But that wasnt the team..
    Instead they had sold their places in the team to those that wanted to emigrate..

    But you learn one thing. Never invite muds for friendship games ever again..
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    We learn,yes, to bad the people who decides on the matter does not, or rahter they do and fancy their new knowledgde.

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