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Women’s Football World Cup Sisters Salimata and Bilguisa Simpore Are Men Say Opponents

by | 23rd, June 2011

ARE Salimata (left) and Bilguisa Simpore (below), players from the Equitorial Guinea women’s team, men?  The ladies in Team Ghana says the Simpore sisters are men.
(Minds return to South African runner Caster Semenya who was accused of being a man.)
Equitorial Guinea have just defeated Ghana and the losers are crying foul.
Equitorial Guinea seem to have some sympathy with the accusers and have dropped the Simpore sisters from the country’s Women’s World Cup squad heading to the tournament in Germany later this month.
Says  Ghana’s Diana Ankomah:

“You only need to have physical contact with them to know this, and we can tell from what happened most times during the match,”

Ghana captain Florence Okoe adds:

“It is not as if we are throwing sour grapes, just because we have lost. Rather, this is the fact and it is up to the organisers to do something about this. It is not good for African women’s football.”

Anorak thinks the gender debate is getting old. We were hoping that football had moved on from the dark days when the likes of Glenda Hoddle and Christine Waddle were forced to hide their femininity behind baggy tops, finger perms and novelty singles…




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