July 24, 2024
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Rwanda suspends coach over her “Black Queens are like men” comment after 7-0 demolition

The Rwanda Football Federation has suspended its women’s national team head coach, Grace Nyinawumuntu, for her Black Queens are “like men” comment.

Grace said this after Ghana’s women’s national team beat her side 7-0 in their 2023 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played in Kigali last Wednesday.

She claimed her players were “scared” of the Black Queens because they were “like men”.

“They have girls who we think have male hormones. They are girls who are like men,” she said.

“Our team was scared… when they got to the pitch, they conceded because they were scared.”

In response to Grace Nyinawumuntu’s remarks, the Rwanda Federation said she has been “suspended until further notice, due to (the) inappropriate choice of diction she used after the game between Rwanda and Ghana,” as quoted by the AFP.

“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.”

This is not the first time Grace Nyinawumuntu has been suspended as a coach. In 2017, AS Kigali Women suspended her after sexual harassment allegations by the players.

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