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Mission 89 is featured in Sunday Mirror investigation into fake agents and “child trafficking hell”.

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The Sunday Mirror newspaper in the UK has investigated the links between trafficking and professional clubs in Britain in a report headlined: “Fake agents tricking thousands of football-loving kids into child trafficking hell”. The Mirror quoted FIFA’s former head of security, ex-Interpol agent Chris Eaton, who said: “There are thousands of African ­children and youths tricked […]

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When Saturday Comes magazine features Mission 89 in its latest issue: “Everybody in the game knows on some level about the illegal movement of players from Africa to Europe.”

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Iconic British magazine When Saturday Comes – which for  many years has covered aspects of football around the world that are neglected elsewhere in the media – focuses on the work of Mission 89 and the issue of trafficking players from Africa to Europe in its latest issue. We  reproduce the story here but you […]

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Mission 89 & New York City photography exhibition highlights football trafficking issues

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Mission 89 is honored to support the work of photographer Jason Andrew and his ‘Black Diamonds’ project. Jason has an installation based on ‘Black Diamonds’ at the Spring/Break Art Show in New York City from March 6 to March 12. The exhibition features artists responding to the theme ‘Stranger Comes to Town’. ‘Black Diamonds’ documents […]

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LISTEN: How Mission 89 is working to reveal “football’s dirty little secret” in this interview with Football Nation Radio

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Football has a dirty little secret: the movement of players from Africa to Europe and Asia. It is a complex issue that involves exploitation of young athletes and at its worst examples is defined as human trafficking. Just like a typical football match there are many forces in play and many individuals with specific roles […]