Moroccan website Boulea reported that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended Zambia captain Barbara Banda from the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco due to health reasons.
A Moroccan website, citing identical sources, reported that Banda’s exclusion from the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations was due to her high testosterone levels.
Barbra Banda has been excluded from the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations due to her reportedly masculine body and high testosterone levels. pic.twitter.com/CiILRrels7
— Mpanda_Mano (@Kunda_Mpanda92) July 2, 2022
“Je ne sais quoi dire. Les raisons, il faudrait les requirer à la CAF,” said Bruce Mwape about the reasons for the absence of Barbra Banda, la capitaine et atout offensif n°1 de la Zambie. Depuis hier, l’attaquante est forfait pour toute la compétition pour des raisons médicales pic.twitter.com/CfdTE9uEs3
— Cameroon Tribune (@CamerounTribune) July 2, 2022
The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the highlights of the Zambian team that kick off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Cameroon in the second group today.
The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations events opened yesterday Saturday against Morocco and Burkina Faso and ended with a 1-0 victory for Morocco.
Source: Tournament website.