Nigerian Women’s Football League Chair Dilichukwu Onyedinma “Officially” Bans Lesbians: FvH Statement Forthcoming

NFFA story filed by Inside World Football yesterday reports that after the recent annual General Assembly, Nigerian Women’s Football League Chair Dilichukwu Onyedinma announced that lesbianism is now “officially banned from Nigerian football.” He went on to say, “…[a]ny player that we find is associated with [lesbianism] will be disqualified.”

Nigeria’s football program came under scrutiny by Football v Homophobia and other rights advocacy groups during the Women’s World Cup in the summer of 2011, after Nigerian coach Eucharia Uche expressed lesbophobic sentiments. FIFA, the world governing body of the sport, was petitioned at that time to investigate. Though Uche was verbally reprimanded, no other action was taken.

Football v Homophobia is aware of this developing story, and is, in cooperation with other international organizations, preparing an official response.