African schoolboy footballers disappear in Spain 

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African schoolboy footballers disappear in Spain
DISAPPEARED: Two boys escaped through a window. Credit: Diamond Child/Facebook


TWO schoolboy footballers from Sierra Leone have disappeared after competing in a tournament in the Basque city of San Sebastian. 

They had travelled to the city earlier this month as part of the Diamond Child soccer team to take part in the 28th Donosti Cup. 

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But the night before the two 14-year-olds were due to fly home to Freetown with the rest of their team they escaped through a window and have not been since. 

Police say they have no money and don’t know anyone in the region, and are concerned for their welfare. 


Anthony Seydu, the president of the NGO Diamond Child School of Arts and Culture and the legal guardian of the minors, said that the two fled last Saturday between 2am and 6am. 

The boys have been named as Alimamy Kanu and Momodu Inonnson.  Seydu said: “We are worried about their whereabouts. We have shared a photo of them in case anyone sees them and can help us find them. Their names are: Momodu Sesay InonnsonAlimamy Kanu.

us find them. Their names are: Momodu Sesay InonnsonAlimamy Kanu. 


We don’t know their whereaboutsWe know that they don’t have any contacts in Spain. They are young boys who have been part of our school for many years, and we have seen them grow. We weren’t expecting this to happen,” he added. 

Seydu said that he believes the boys think life is easy in the West. “They are not aware that, if you escape, you will soon find yourself on the street, you don’t know anybody, not even the language, and you will end up sleeping on the street. That is what worries me.” 

 “Now the weather is good, it’s sunny. But winter will begin soon and it will be harder for them. All our effort is on finding them as soon as possible.” 

We don’t know their whereaboutsWe know that they don’t have any contacts in Spain. They are young boys who have been part of our school for many years, and we have seen them grow. We weren’t expecting this to happen,” he added. 

Seydu said that he believes the boys think life is easy in the West. “They are not aware that, if you escape, you will soon find yourself on the street, you don’t know anybody, not even the language, and you will end up sleeping on the street. That is what worries me.” 

 “Now the weather is good, it’s sunny. But winter will begin soon and it will be harder for them. All our effort is on finding them as soon as possible.” 

African schoolboy footballers disappear in Spain
DISAPPEARED: Two boys escaped through a window.
Credit: Diamond Child/Facebook





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