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The Journey of Professional Football Career: Challenges and Reflections

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dc.contributor.author Acheampong E.Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-31T15:05:12Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-31T15:05:12Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.issn 1937235
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0193723520958341
dc.description Acheampong, E.Y., University of Education, Winneba, Ghana en_US
dc.description.abstract The problem of corruption and mismanagement of state resources by governments in Africa has impoverished the continent, throwing many families into daunting challenges. The youth, consequently, is underpowered and unproductive to self-support their own social lives. To accomplish their dreams, some youths turn to social groups through football. This study analyzes the profile of a boy enduring several challenges in search for survival at a tender age. The social activity of football eventually supported the boy�s reintegration in the streets. Relying on social integration theory and interviews, this study exposes how African youths attempt to achieve self-reliance through football in the communities. Findings reveal how the boy�s experiences on the street and in Europe reshaped his livelihood and support for society. Further description of the boy�s lived experience and his socioeconomic contributions to society is outlined. � The Author(s) 2020. en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications Inc. en_US
dc.subject abandoned boy en_US
dc.subject football migration en_US
dc.subject professional player en_US
dc.subject social integration en_US
dc.subject survival strategy en_US
dc.title The Journey of Professional Football Career: Challenges and Reflections en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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