HOW African footballers can make it in Europe

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Johanna Omolo is one of over 2,000 Africans currently playing in European football. But for every one of these players that has made it, there are countless more who didn’t. We trace Omolo’s journey from Kenya to Cercle Brugge in the Belgian first division and his recent transfer to Erzurumspor in Turkey, as well as his efforts to develop the soccer infrastructure back home to help improve the chances for the next generation of footballers.

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Report by: Matthias Frickel
Edit: Cem Bahadir Mete
Camera: Jan Bartholomeeusen (Belgium), Edwin Gikonyo Kariuki (Kenya), Sivan Görer (Turkey)

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