Ali Mohamed, 45 years old, a fake players’ agent has been sentenced Thursday in Marseille to five years imprisonment, three years farm, putting up a traffic budding footballers.
Prosecuted for “unauthorized residence,” he recruited in clubs of Antananarivo (Madagascar), very young football players, and inviting them to participate in tournament world class pupils in Britain, which allowed them to obtain visas.
Once in France, the budding footballers, aged 9-13 years, were supported by tutors. A system of delegation of parental authority would then allow the players to remain on French territory.
December 15, 2009, The Mediterranean Football League filed a complaint in the hands of the prosecutor of Marseille.
The prosecutor denounced a “commodification”. The accused, detained for twelve months, has denied any human trafficking, saying only wanting to “advance Malagasy football.”