Ghana U20 women's team defender Cynthia Boakye quits football over gender discrimination claims
Ghana U20 women’s team defender Cynthia Boakye says she is quitting football over claims of neglect after the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.
The Black Princesses failed to make it past the group stage in the tournament being staged in Canada despite winning two games.
Ghana got eliminated on the superior goal difference rule at the tournament.
The team therefore missed out on their qualification bonus since they were unable to progress from the group stage.
But captain Cynthia Boakye says this was not the agreement they had prior to the commencement of the World Cup.
She also says she is quitting football all together over claims of gender discrimination.
“All we knew was that once we win our game we will be paid winning bonus,” she disclosed to Kumasi-based Price FM.
“We played with our hearts out only to be told in the end that because we didn’t progress we will not be getting qualification bonus.
“But if you look at the treatment given to the Black Stars who didn’t win a single game at the World Cup, it is very different.
“There is no fairness and therefore I am quitting football.”