Eritrea national footballers in Dutch town

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The mayor of a small Dutch town says a group of former Eritrea nationalteam footballers who went missing after a tournament in Uganda in 2012 and sought asylum is now living in his town. Gorinchem Mayor Anton

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The mayor of a small Dutch town says a group of former Eritrea nationalteam footballers who went missing after a tournament in Uganda in 2012 and sought asylum is now living in his town.

Gorinchem Mayor Anton Barske told public broadcaster NOS on Saturday that the Eritreans have been granted political asylum in the Netherlands and have been housed in the town 75 kilometers (45 miles) south of Amsterdam.

Barske says “there are teams in Gorinchem who are very interested” in the players but that the men’sfirst priority is getting used to life in the Netherlands.

Barske could not immediately be reached for comment.

The group of 17 players and their team doctor disappeared in December 2012 after being eliminated from the east and central African CECAFA Cup.

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  • Semhar May 11, 2014

    GOD BLESS THE DUTCH!

    As finishing touch
GOD
sent to the Eritreans the Dutch.
    Thanks to all the peace loving Hollanders for grating political asylum and for the hospitality to all Eritreans in the Dutch Land.
    A friend in need is a real friend indeed.
    Congratulations To all Eritrean national footballers in the Dutch town.

  • simon May 12, 2014

    eritrea is 4 times bigger than netherlands and the living about 17 million inwoneres 3 million there are foreghners.how can live in this countrey because there is DEMOCRACY and goed administration.and countrey of free you can speak as you like.but in eritrea is prison for eritreanes why the eritrea national team the asked an polotcal asulium in this countrey.GOD BLES THE GOVERENEMENT OF DUCHT AND THE KING.

  • selamawit2 May 12, 2014

    finally i will become a footballfan – a fan of th eritrean national team in europe.

  • Robi May 12, 2014

    Congratulations ex team Eritrea,so regroup to play in Holland.until Eritrean Hitler fell down.

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