Grace Nyinawumuntu’s side were battered 7-0 in the first leg of the first round of qualifiers for the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).
Rwanda coach accuses Black Queens of having male hormones after 7-0 defeat
The coach of Rwanda’s women’s national team has come under fire after accusing Ghana’s Black Queens of “having male hormones.”
The Black Queens completely dominated the hosts and put them to the sword with a commanding display at the Kigali Pele Stadium last Wednesday.
A brace from Evelyn Badu was added to by goals from Doris Boaduwaa, Priscilla Adubea and a double from Achiaa Anastasia as Nora Hauptle’s side ran riots.
In the aftermath of the game, a bitter Nyinawumuntu sought to downplay the talent of the Ghanaian players with her post-match comments.
The Rwanda coach accused the Ghana players of having male hormones, while insisting her players were scared.
“They have girls who we think have male hormones. They are girls who are like men. Our team was scared… when they got to the pitch, they conceded because they were scared,” she claimed.
Nyinawumuntu's comments, however, did not sit well with Rwanda's football federation (FERWAFA), who have since suspended her.
AFP said the country’s FA confirmed suspending her "until further notice, due to (the) inappropriate choice of diction she used after the game between Rwanda and Ghana.”
Meanwhile, the first-leg result puts Ghana in a great position to advance to the next stage of the 2024 WAFCON qualifiers ahead of the second leg in Accra.
Should the Black Queens get the job done at home, they will face the winner of the other tie between The Gambia and Namibia in the next round of qualifiers.
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