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Lack of money stalls Ackeel

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Lack of money stalls Ackeel

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A YOUNG, promising footballer has had his dream of playing semi-professional football in England come to a grinding halt.

Due to financial constraints, 17-year-old Ackeel Applewhaite was forced to return home after he had to turn down a two-year extended schoolboy contract offered to him by Barnett FC earlier this year.

“I am back because Barnett offered me a two-year contract, but it was too expensive. I would have had to pay £700 (about BDS$2 000) accommodation per month. It is too much money for my mum, so I couldn’t take it,” he told WEEKENDSPORT.

He may have had a glimmer of hope to stay in England to continue playing, but he could not secure the necessary work visa. (RA)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.