Pro Evo: President Morales joins Bolivia football team

Evo Morales will wear the No 10 shirt for Sports Boys, a first division team in the south-eastern province of Santa Cruz. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

A professional football team in Bolivia have signed the country's president Evo Morales and promise he will appear for 20-30 minutes each game.

The 54-year-old, an avid player and fan of the sport, will be paid the minimum wage of $213 (£127) for his appearances for the Sports Boys team, the club's president announced.

Mr Morales often features in exhibition games and most famously took part in a match on a pitch at Bolivia's highest peak to protest a FIFA ban on high-altitude games.

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