Female footballers tackling taboos in Sudan

By 20 Giugno 2015 Senza categoria

“We used to hold our training sessions in the grassy outdoor court there,” says Sara Edward, a 29-year-old wearing shorts and a long-sleeved T-shirt, pointing to a building just metres away. “Then the facility owners accused us of destroying the trees at the side gates of the complex. The actual culprits were some monkeys.”But Edward knows the real issue here is not trees or monkeys. Sudan has just two women’s football teams, and she is the captain of one of them. Not everyone in Sudan approves of women’s football, she tells…

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