can confirm there are these six football players and they requested asylum
They are in the custody of the Angolan authorities, » the official said,
Neither the UN High Commissioner for Refugees nor the Angolan football
federation were immediately available for comment.
Angola beat Eritrea 6-1 on Sunday to leave them five points clear at the head
of Group Six.
Eritrea is a one-party state, with no free press
of any kind.
Amnesty International reports that anyone suspected of supporting
the opposition faces indefinite detention and torture.