Bend it like Evo!
Evo Morales, president of Bolivia has become a member of the Litoral second division soccer league in LaPaz at the age of 47. President Morales has a lot to thank soccer for, including his health and his political career. Morales began playing soccer as a young boy where he caught the eyes of leaders of Bolivia’s largest coca-growers union as he played as a member of the coca-growers team. He was later appointed the head of sports and eventually became the union president. From here his professional career in politics began. Morales is a huge supporter for soccer and has fought against FIFA, which would not allow any games to be played in Bolivia do to the high altitude, and has even hosted a charity match in the capital of Bolivia against the Argentine team led by retired superstar Diego Maradona. Morales continues to succeed as a great soccer star and Bolivia’s first indigenous president elected in 2005. Litoral may rise as Bolivia’s top professional league it can manage to survive a long series of qualifying tournaments this year.