September 24, 2021

North Korean football player set to earn $5 million playing for Qatari team

Contract with Al-Duhail Sports Club, revealed in U.N. report, may make Han Kwang Song one of the DPRK's richest athletes

North Korean football player Han Kwang Song has been contracted to earn more than 4.3 million euros ($5 million) playing for the Al-Duhail Sports Club over the next five years, according to a forthcoming U.N. report seen by NK News this week.

In the report, a panel of U.N. experts tasked with monitoring sanctions against North Korea said they looked into Han's January transfer from Italy's Juventus Football Club to the Qatari team, which took place earlier this year.