Officials of the South African Airways in Lagos had surprisingly insisted that the team would not fly out as players and officials did not have South African transit visa.
In Johannesburg, the Nigerian girls had to wait several hours at the Oliver Tambo International Airport before connecting a flight to Windhoek on Thursday evening.
"We're not ruffled in any way. Our focus is the match coming up on Saturday against the Namibians", said Coach Eucharia Uche.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ghana has indicated today that as part of an effort to rally support for the Queens and ensure their qualification to the next stage, fans can watch tomorrow’s match for free.
Second choice keeper Andile Dlamini was forced to remain behind because of passport complications, and the squad was left with only one goalminder in regular number one Thoko Mndaweni.
the discrimination expressed in the electoral code in regards to Kenyan women's soccer. The women's soccer representatives lamented over the biased language in the FIFA approved code which tends to favor the male gender by referring to Article 9a sub section G which states that "one women's representative will be nominated directly by the soccer initiative to represent women soccer in the National Executive Committee", they questioned the issues of nomination which is contrary to the elections held from the sub branches in the previous years.
“We are tired of the belittling of women and reducing them to flower girls or trophies by relegating them to nominations by an adhoc committee for a past tournament. As a result, we demand for elective positions right from the sub branches to the national level,” lamented Kamweru.
The women accused the FIFA approved code of discriminatory arguing that its composition is comprised of biased language in favor of the male gender and leaving out on the women and youths of the country.
A female sports promoter, Prudence Howard, challenged President Sirleaf to use her capacity as a woman president for the promotion of an inaugural Women’s County Meet, which would be a yearly event held in her honor for the empowerment of women and girls of Liberia.
The empowerment of women in Liberia should not be limited to business or education, Howard emphasized, but should include others facets of society such as sports. An event such as a women’s county meet, she said, would generate funds which would then be used for the development and promotion of women’s football.
The representative of the female soccer teams at the local football governing house, Wallace G. Weiah, asserted that the Women’s County Meet is intended to empower women and girls through football, raise fund for the decentralization of women's football and also rejuvenate the female national teams through training and subsequent participation in FIFA/CAF organized regional competitions.
Working mothers (police, teachers, domestic workers) in Zambia were recently given the chance to participate in a tournament held by Zambia Rush in Chililabombwe on the Copperbelt province.
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