From Congo to Greece’s basketball league – a migrant boy’s journey

Congolese basketball player Christ Wamba trains before a friendly game between Aris Thessaloniki BC and Istanbul BB at the Alexandreio Melathron Nick Galis Hall in Thessaloniki, Greece, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) – He fled hardship and unrest in Congo Republic with nothing but his ball and a change of clothes. Now, not yet 18, Christ Wamba is training with a professional basketball club in Europe. Taking a well-trodden route north out of sub-Saharan Africa, Wamba clung on to his treasured ball until he […]

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