Woman footballer forced to strip naked in front of Officials to prove her gender


Footballer Genoveva Anonma has said that she was once forced to strip naked in front of officials to prove she was a woman.

Recalling the circumstances that led to the embarrassment, the Equatorial Guinea star said after she scored the winning goal in the final of the 2008 African Women’s Championship hosted by her country question was raised about her true gender by the opposing teams, Nigeria and Ghana following her powerful displays during matches.

And after a game she was forced to undress in front of an audience at the insistence of the Confederation of African Football.

“They asked me to take all my clothes off in front of officials from CAF and the Equatorial Guinea team,” Anonma, who plays for Turbine Potsdam in the Bundesliga, told the BBC.

“I was really upset, my morale was low and I was crying. It was totally humiliating, but over time I have got over it.”

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