Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Football player gets 40 lashes for drinking alcohol in Sudan

20-year old Nigerian football player Stephen Worgu who plays his club football in Sudan was found guilty on Tuesday of drinking alcohol and driving under the influence. He's been sentenced to receive 40 lashes and pay a fine of 50 Sudanese pounds ($20) for drinking alcohol and 200 Sudanese pounds ($80) for driving under the influence.

Stephen Worgu has been finding it difficult to adapt to the Sudanese lifestyle since his move in 2008. Here are some statements he made to the BBC in April:

"I am finding it hard to adapt (in Sudan). It?s a different culture, different religion, different language, everything,"

"They have this Sharia law, and it's really affecting me also, because you don't feel free to do the things you need to do."


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