Loading...

Thailand's Football Factory

5,021 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Nov 26, 2018

Aspiring footballers from West Africa are leaving their homelands to pursue their ambitions of becoming professional players. Many arrive in Thailand, where they risk discrimination and exploitation.

Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...

Tassirou Barry left Senegal for Thailand to follow his dream of becoming a footballer. He arrived on a three-month tourist visa, hoping to secure a contract that would allow him to stay for longer. Much like Tassirou, Peter was headhunted by a Thai club and arrived on a tourist visa. Now his visa has expired and, unable to afford the flight home, he is at the mercy of the coach and the immigration services. "I played there for 5 months. But I wasn’t earning any money.” According to Ousman Cherif, Thailand's only African coach, players will continue to try their luck despite the risks. "A lot of African players from all countries contact me to come and play in Thailand…I can’t help everyone.”

For more information, visit https://www.journeyman.tv/film/7481

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpi...
Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews
https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD
Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures
Visit our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/JourneymanPi...
Say hi on tumblr: https://journeymanpictures.tumblr.com/

Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 7481

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...