Salimata Simpore

Equatorial Guinea drop sibling stars

Equatorial Guinea drop sibling stars from Fifa Womens World Cup

Posted: 22 June 2011 Time: 06:50 am

Equatorial Guinea have dropped star players, striker Salimata Simpore and defender Bilguisa Simpore from their Fifa Women's World Cup squad. 

Both sisters have been the subject of dispute about their sex, with Nigeria and Ghana raising official complaints with CAF over the last two African Women Championships.

Both players were key as the country won the 2008 tournament which they hosted, and reached the Final of the 2010 tournament in South Africa where they lost to Nigeria.

Salimata was also accused of having played for both Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast before.

A number of the Nigerian players had complained that the speed and strength of both players was more than the average girl.

Fifa have recently introduced a gender testing protocol, although it insists that "No mandatory or routine gender testing verification examinations will take place at Fifa competitions".

However, an independent expert has been appointed to ensure compliance at this month's Fifa Women's World Cup.

Fifa said each association will have to ensure gender compliance or face sanctions in the event than another association lodges a complaint and a case is proven.

"It lies with each participating member association to prior to the nomination of its national team ensure the correct gender of all players by actively investigating any perceived deviation in secondary sex characteristics and keeping complete documentation of the findings."

It is not clear if a failed test is the reason for Equatorial Guinea withdrawing two of its best players. 

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

THUNDER
posted: 07:28 am
NA WAOOOO,,,so this na person wife,lol,,equitoria guinea,,i hail oooo,,,
1luv9ja
posted: 07:37 am
This na complete man,see as d chest flat,well thank God they did the right thing,by droping them,it we b big embarasment for the entire african if fifa discover this themself.

NIJA FOR LIVE
Anonymous
posted: 08:05 am
CAF was very slow to respond to this issue. This player has a well-defined adam's apple on his/her neck. This feature is seen mostly in men than in women. It is very rarely seen in women.
AUSSY GUY
posted: 08:22 am
This is clear shame to Equatorial Guinea for using men in the national team
AUSSY GUY
posted: 08:25 am
This is clear shame to Equatorial Guinea for using men in there women national team
Anonymous
posted: 08:59 am
Na waoooo;Honestly this is a man,I think he need to play next year Africa cup of nation for equatorial guinea
Kinsohiri
posted: 09:27 am
Wow! This is a complete man, salimata should have contested for mr universe. Very handsome indeed. Thank you fifa for taking this serious.
Kinsohiri
posted: 09:28 am
Wow! This is a complete man, salimata should have contested for mr universe. Very handsome indeed. Thank you fifa for taking this serious.
Kinsohiri
posted: 09:28 am
Wow! This is a complete man, salimata should have contested for mr universe. Very handsome indeed. Thank you fifa for taking this serious.
Kinsohiri
posted: 09:29 am
Wow! This is a complete man, salimata should have contested for mr universe. Very handsome indeed. Thank you fifa for taking this serious.
Kinsohiri
posted: 09:31 am
Wow! This is a complete man, salimata should have contested for mr universe. Very handsome indeed. Thank you fifa for taking this serious.
Kinsohiri
posted: 09:33 am
Wow! This is a complete man, salimata should have contested for mr universe. Very handsome indeed. Thank you fifa for taking this serious.
Kinsohiri
posted: 09:37 am
Wow! This is a complete man, salimata should have contested for mr universe. Very handsome indeed. Thank you fifa for taking this serious.
okoribe1
posted: 09:40 am
wowo bail up am,wowo tell am say u move i shoot u,wowo rub am pan cake,pls make una find @billion original and give am this parting gift cos she no need bride price,hey otumokpo.
no be una fault
posted: 10:11 am
I remember posting this same news here last week and Colin is only doing it today haba Obong wetin dey chop your time, if work don tumuch for you abeg hire assistance to help you instead of failing our hand like this
Anonymous
posted: 10:18 am
This shows that the present leaders of CAF has not been doing enough for Africa Football.I could recall that both Nigeria and Ghana protested against this these players, but until now nothing concrete was heard about this issue.Why is Equitorial Guinea withdrawing them? Let them go and play and see if they will not be ban for 10 yrs by fifa.
Mega
posted: 10:37 am
Shame on CAF!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 am

No long time investigation for this matter ,Just simply removed her Jessy then you will see if is man or woman.In fact CAF shame people are EWU IMEEE
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 am
Chineke, Abasi mbok, Olorun olodumare, If this na woman, then I'm chinese. Yeparipa!!! and somebody go dey poke this one.
Ephy
posted: 11:07 am
This is the very curret news coming from Eurosports today, 22/06/2011.

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