Rwanda: Salima Mukansanga victim of sexual harassment
Salima Mukansanga was the referee for one of her worst matches on Saturday 22 January. The match between Kiyovu Sport & Gasogi United was officiated by Salima Mukansanga, who was subject to sexist abuses from the fans.Match reports show that she was insulted“Said a spokesperson for The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa)at BBC Sport Africa. Some supporters even went too far.
People who were there told us about the experience. BBCA group of Kiyovu Sport supporters repeatedly chanted Salima Mutsanga a, calling her a “prostitute”. “Security personnel had the responsibility of intervening to stop some of the attackers from attacking him after the match.Jules Karangwa of Ferwafa revealed
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This case will not be ignored. The Rwanda Football Federation has opened an inquiry into harassment and attempted assassinations by supporters of the local football league against it. The authority states that the disciplinary panel will take action. Hemedi Minani, Kiyovu Sport’s fan president, sent a condemnation. “Harassment” and “insults”“Against Salima Mukansanga, and she has since apologized.
Salima Mukansanga has been a major figure in African arbitration. The Rwandan woman is the first to officiate an African Cup of Nations match. She was also part a female referee team for the 2022 World Cup Qatar. This was the first time this competition has ever been held.
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