Barbara Banda was given Testosterone-reducing medication that’s why she travelled to Morocco , reveals Zambian FA president.
According to the BBC, Kamanga explained that they travelled with Banda in the hope that her testosterone-reducing medication could have enabled her to play.Barbara Banda was put on medication prior to the tournament and it was hoped the medication will respond quickly but to no avail.
The medical team recommended she be given an opportunity without being dropped outright and she was still given that opportunity up to the last minute when the final team was announced,” the Faz president explained to the BBC.
But most importantly, she’s the captain of the team and she’s equally important for team-building and ensuring spirit in the team.
Kamanga has also described the gender verification rules by CAF which differ with those at FIFA competitions as discriminatory and called for an immediate review, further condemning CAF for not taking responsibility of the outcome of their own rules.