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Nigeria Accuses Equatorial Guinea of Using Men on Women's Team

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17:  The Confederation Cup match balls during the FIFA Confederations Cup match between Spain and Iraq at Free State Stadium on June 17, 2009 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IOctober 12, 2016

The Nigerian Football Federation has logged a complaint against the Women Football Team of Equatorial Guinea before the African Football Confederation (CAF).

The accusation is that the Equatorial Guinean National Women Team used two men in their games. Robinson Okosun, a spokesperson for the Nigerian Football Federation, declared before the Associated Press that they presented their case to the CAF.

Nigeria is currently waiting for a response. The response of Equatorial Guinea was swift and rapid.

The Equatorial Guinean Football Federation denied that the captains of their women's team, Genoveva Anonma, and forward Salimata Simpore used men. It also stated that the Nigerians "were accusing from the point of an inferiority complex."

Ghana and Cameroon have also expressed their doubts about the composition of the team from Equatorial Guinea. The two countries based their doubts during the African Women Championship 2010 in South Africa.

The results of the sporting event left Equatorial Guinea in second place and qualifying for the 2011 Womens World Cup.

Nigeria finished in first place in the 2010 African Women Championship, followed by Equatorial Guinea after their last game. The result was 4-2 in favor of Nigeria.

It would be interesting to see how this will finish.

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