Bolivian President Evo Morales signs for first division side

By Drum Digital
23 May 2014

First division outfit Sport Boys have signed Evo Morales, the Bolivian President, ahead of next season.

With the transfer window set to officially open on July 1, a football club in Bolivia has signed a high profile player.

The president is said to be fit and very excited with the prospect of playing.

The 54-year-old will earn £127 a month and is expected to make his debut for the Santa Cruz-based club in August.

Sports Boys president Mario Cronebold said: 'He loves football and plays well. He'll wear the No 10 shirt.

'We'll send him a list of matches and he'll chose which ones to play in.

'We are contracting a person who is in very good shape and who lives for soccer.

Morales, who plays in midfield, has made a number of appearances in matches with journalists and other presidents while in 2006, he suffered a broken nose following a clash with a goalkeeper.

In 2007, Morales played in a match 6000m above sea level to protest against the national side having to play it's fixtures at such high altitude.

With just one game of the season remaining, Sports Boys currently sit ninth in the division which consists of 12 teams

Morales has played in several well-publicised matches with journalists, union leaders and other presidents. In 2007 he played a match at 6,000m (19,700 ft) above sea level in a protest against efforts to stop Bolivia playing its international fixtures at high altitude. And in 2006 he suffered a broken nose in a clash with a goalkeeper. Additional source - 

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