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 suspended for saying Black Queens players ‘were like men’
Rwandan FA has suspended the country’s women’s national team coach after she claimed Ghana’s Black Queens were “like men”.
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 said the Ghanaian players had male hormones and were like men, which intimidated her players.
“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.
However, Nyinawumuntu has since been suspended by Rwanda's football federation (FERWAFA) over her comments.
The FERWAFA said she has been suspended "until further notice, due to (the) inappropriate choice of diction she used after the game between Rwanda and Ghana.”
It added that "the remarks made by the coach of the national women about the players of the Ghana national women's team are in violation of the rules and values of football in Rwanda.
"We remind members of FERWAFA to desist from behaviour and remarks that are not aligned with the truth, have no factual basis and are not professional."
Meanwhile, Ghana has one foot in the next round of qualifiers following their huge victory against Rwanda, ahead of the second leg.
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