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  Eritrean national football team defects to Uganda
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Dec 03, 2012 03:03pm
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AuthorMichel Arseneault
News DateMonday, December 3, 2012 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionEritrea's entire national football team has defected while on a visit to Uganda, according to one of the players.

The footballer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told RFI that 17 footballers and the team doctor are hiding in Kampala.

"Everybody has to stay in secure places because the Eritrean government is searching for us," he said. "The Eritrean embassay in Uganda are trying to find us."

The team member said the group could make an asylum claim on Thursday.
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