Women's World Cup - What Africa Players Endure While FIFA Watches

The Women's World Cup kicks off on Friday with South Africa, Morocco, Zambia, and Nigeria representing the continent. However, there's been one scandal after another in the build-up to the tournament. Boycotts have taken place because of missing contracts, low pay and poor pitches. And Zambia's coach has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Short payments, the gender pay gap, poor working conditions, sexual abuse and unfair treatment still plague the women's football teams in Africa, and on a global scale for women who play the beautiful game.

Promise Joshua wonders why FIFA isn't stepping up to sort out (at least) the Nigerian and South African soccer federations.


Banyana Banyana were crowned African champions after their 2-1 victory against the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco in the final of the TotalEnergies Women's Africa Cup of Nations 2022.

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