Premium Times (Abuja)

3 March 2013

Nigeria: We Won't Tolerate Lesbianism in Nigeria Women Football - League Chairman

The Chairman said some female footballers are already involved in the act.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League, Dilichukwu Onyedinma, has said that the league will not tolerate lesbianism among women footballers.

Ms. Onyedinma said this during the league's congress that held on Thursday in Abuja.

"It (lesbianism) is happening but we have to talk to the clubs, and look inside the clubs and these things have to do with clubs.

"There are particular clubs that don't even want to hear about it and once they heard it the players involved will be sacked," the football boss told PREMIUM TIMES, citing the condemnation of the act in the bible.

She said any player found to be involved in lesbianism will be disqualified from participating in the league.

"Any player that we heard is associated with it will be disqualified," she added.

Talking about other punishments that would be meted out to any player found to be involved in lesbianism, Dilichukwu said, "We will call the club chairmen to control their players, such players will not be able to play for the national team."

The Nigeria women football boss also clarified the issue of age restrictions in women football saying the league has no age limit for players.

"Our league is not age limited, it's not an age grade league. If you're a woman you can play football then you can join," she said.

The women's league, which has 20 clubs, will start the 2012/2013 season later in March. The exact date will be announced later by the secretariat.

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