the most famous players had to start at the bottom - and every club
tries to find young players who will become the next Pele, George
Best or Johann Cruyff.
clubs are now looking far and wide, even to different continents
for young talent. One big European club, Ajax Amsterdam has started
a youth training scheme in South Africa to train and educate young
African players with the aim of bringing the best ones to Holland.
In Africa the players have good facilities as well as receiving
a good general education. It’s a chance for them to escape poverty
and gives them an opportunity for a dream career in European football.
But not every club is so careful. Some writers accuse some big European
clubs of exploiting young black players. They believe the players
are sometimes chosen too casually and they can have big problems
if they are taken to Europe and are not successful.