Zambian captain and striker Barbra Banda was excluded from the Africa Cup of women: she did not pass the gender tests
The Women’s Africa Cup, which is taking place in Morocco, has already lost one of its two stars. The captain and striker of Zambia Barbra Banda was in fact excluded from the competition having failed to pass the gender tests that should have established her degree of femininity.
This was revealed by the BBC, while the Zambian football federation and Caf, the African confederation, are blaming each other for the decision. But the only certainty is that Zambia has not been able to field their best player since the debut match against Cameroon (finished 0-0). Which last year regularly took part in the Tokyo Olympics football tournament, putting herself in the spotlight with six goals scored. 22 years old, a past also in boxing, Barbra Banda plays as a professional in China in Shanghai Shengli and was the top scorer in the Chinese championship. Off the playing field she has stood out for the initiatives that her foundation has undertaken against gender-based violence and aid to single mothers.
Regarding this story, the BBC cites the response of the director of communication of the African confederation, Lux September, about the fact that it was possible that the Band was able to play at the Olympics and was instead excluded from the African Cup. : “in the case under examination, that of last year, the decision was certainly not taken by the medical commission of the Caf”. As if to say that the question should be asked to the IOC. In any case, in recent times the African superbomber had taken drugs to reduce her testosterone level, and for this she had been called up for the African Cup of Nations.
The BBC also reports that in recent times the Zambian superbomber had taken drugs to reduce her testosterone level, and for this reason she had been called up for the African Cup of Nations. And also that three other Zambian players would have had ‘eligibility gender’ problems and that, for this reason, there are only 22 players in the list of ‘Copper Queens’ instead of the 26 that the coaching staff could have brought to Morocco.
7 July – 17:32
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