The founder of a UN-backed charity formed to combat trafficking of footballer is being investigated for trafficking.

It is alleged that former Cameroon player Jean-Claude Mbvoumin of the charity Foot Solidaire took more than £2,000 from a young Japanese hopeful for accommodation, travel and trials at top French club Angiers. However it is alleged that no trials paid for ever took place, and that a £350 fee paid for a five-star hotel room in Geneva got the 20 year-old hopeful a two bedded room in a four-star hotel, that he had to share with three others.

The allegations have been made in a new book The Lost Boys: Inside Football’s Slave Trades by Ed Hawkins. The investigation is being run by, er, Fifa

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