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Sports News of Wednesday, 17 May 2017


We are not lesbians! - Adwoa Bayor

Former captain of the Black Queens, Adwoa Bayor, has rubbished media reports of the involvement of female footballers in the practice of lesbianism.

The female national team and players in the National Women’s League have been rumoured to be engaging in the negative act in international tournaments, training camps and at home.

But the 2003 Africa Female Footballer of the Year described as “outrageous” for people to harbour such thoughts when they know the implications of those destructive deeds on the players and their ability to live a normal life after football.

While admitting such reports while she was captain of the national team, the former SWAG award winner explained that acts like touching, hugging and the way they dress should not be misconstrued by the public that they are lesbians.

She added that “it’s normal for female players to always feel comfortable and relaxed around their colleagues just like their male counterparts. Does it mean all the male footballers are gay? Certainly not,!” she quizzed.

Such damaging reports, she expounded, tend to have adverse effects on the players and their performance and therefore, advised the media to desist from it and rather focus their attention on the hype and the promotion of female football in Ghana.

With a third place finish in the last edition of the Women’s Nations Cup in Cameroon, the Black Queens are yet to receive payments for their participation despite several demonstrations.