Lack of money stalls Ackeel
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)
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