Ogechi Ekeanyanwu is a Nigerian award-winning independent journalist and contributing editor at TheCable.

She pioneered the development desk at TheCable and conducts in-depth and solution based reporting on development issues in Nigeria. Ogechi is also a passionate child and women's rights advocate and has worked as a consultant with MIND, a non-governmental organization that focuses on urban poor women.

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Ogechi Ekeanyanwu

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Who extracts the value of Nigerian football players?

  • Sport
  • Trafficking

CALABAR - According to a 2013 study conducted by Paris-based charity Foot Solidaire, about 15,000 young boys from West Africa are trafficked to Europe each year by fake football agents promising them trials with top football clubs in exchange for a lot of money from their families.