Last year Genoveva Anonma made headlines when she called for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be cancelled to avoid spreading the Ebola virus to her home country.
Now the former African women’s “Footballer of the Year” has opened up to the BBC about the embarrassing treatment she received from African football authorities when they asked her to strip down naked and prove she was a woman.
In the audio she shares
“I don’t know how they usually do it, but they kept accusing me. Because I’m quite energetic and very strong they say it was impossible that I could be a woman. I don’t know what I did to make them think I’m a man. They didn’t do any hospital tests. I was hoping they would call me to tell me they were taking me to a hospital to do tests – but they never did.
I’ve never had a single apology”
Listen to the whole disturbing account of Anonma’s ordeal below.