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War on women

Limukani Ncube/Chronicle/Twenty Ten

Headline: Africa’s football war on women
Date: 20091112
Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Article Synopsis: The article is about the victimisation of women in African football because of superstitious beliefs. Football clubs in Africa believe in the use of charms to enhance their chances of winning and they do not want women near them when going to a match. Recently, a leading club in Zimbabwe—Dynamos-- fired a woman physiotherapist because fans and executives believed charms were not working due to her presence on the technical bench. As we approach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, more and more women could find themselves sidelined from duties that require them to be on the turf.
Opening Paragraph: If you intend to bring a female technical team member to the 2010 soccer World Cup to be held on African soil, you had better think twice.
Keywords: FIFA, Africa, football, Dynamos, Harare, Zimbabwe, women, physiotherapist, Abigail Munikwa, African Champions League, 2010 World Cup, South Africa, superstition, charms, juju, Swaziland, artificial turf, marshals, players, technical bench.
Language: English
Related Media: The Herald
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By Limukani Ncube

If you intend to bring a female technical team member to the 2010 Soccer World Cup to be held on African soil, you may need to think twice. As the adage goes, forewarned is forearmed. African superstitions do not go hand and glove with women, particularly if they are to enter the field of play ahead of kick off. In most parts of Africa, people believe that ritual sacrifice will help them excel in any trade, position or profession....

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