An Equatoguinean female footballer Genoveva Añonma has disclosed to BBC reporters that the Confederation of African Football [CAF], forced her to strip unclad to prove she was a woman.
The 27-year-old who took part in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, scoring only two goals in the tournament has faced accusations about her gender throughout her career.
Añonma rejected the allegations; however, it was not enough for African football authorities.
According to the forward, she was forced take her clothes off in front of officials from CAF and her own team.
Speaking to BBC journalists she lamented,“I was really upset, my morale was low and I was crying. It was totally humiliating, but over time I have got over it.”
She became the first foreigner to win the Bundesliga top-scorer award when she scored 22 goals in the 2011–12 season.
In 2012 she was named African Women Footballer of the Year, now she plays for German club team Turbine Potsdam and her country team.