Moshood Afolabi, 24, signed a contract, drafted in Mongolian Cyrillic with Khovd Western FC, but his career came to an abrupt end as his agent disappeared [Courtesy of Moshood Afolabi]
Lagos, Nigeria – In Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian capital, Moshood Afolabi, a 24-year-old aspiring Nigerian footballer, is stranded.
As an undocumented migrant, he has lost the occasional construction work that helped offset his rent of a shared apartment and internet bill.
He arrived in Mongolia on May 10 last year in search of a football career, with the help of an “agent”, at second-tier outfit Khovd Western FC, intending to use the east Asian country as a stepping stone to Europe.
“I didn’t plan to get to Mongolia because I planned to go to