Spezia soccer club probed on Nigeria op

Officials banned over 'system' to bring in talents from Abuja

(ANSA) - Genoa, February 11 - Serie B club Spezia Calcio and a Cinque Terre amateur team are under investigation for an alleged clandestine immigration operation bringing promising Nigerian youngsters to Italy from an academy in Abuja, judicial sources said Monday.
    Police have banned the president and the CEO of the club near Genoa, as well as the president of the Valdivara Cinque Terre amateur outfit, for one year in the probe, the sources said.
    Police said they had set up a "system" to bring to Italy young Nigerian talents selected at the Abuja soccer school, "violating norms on clandestine immigration".