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Nigerian football legend trains refugees in Sweden

Many young asylum seekers in northern Europe grapple with the difficulties of dealing with the boredom of waiting for developments in their new life. In the Swedish town of Skelleftea, local authorities have been using sport to help those who have arrived. Their coach is none other than multiple time African Footballer of the Year, Perpetua Nkwocha from Nigeria. Newsday's Matthew Kenyon went to the Swedish town to see how things were shaping up.

(Photo: Nigeria's Perpetua Nkwocha holding the local newspaper in the town of Skelleftea - which has a front page report on our visit to her! Credit: BBC )

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