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Nigerian teen soccer players' goal to score a better life in U.S.

May 30, 2011 6:48:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Despite shooting death of 16-year-old teammate on South Side, they want to stay, gain legal immigration status

The teens believed soccer would save them. It would transport them from the poverty and violence of Nigeria to the green fields of America, where coaches would see their skill with the ball and offer them college scholarships, maybe even professional contracts.


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