Football players are one of women’s football clubs in Belarus, has written an open letter to the head of the Belarusian football Association Vladimir Bazanov. They asked to verify the gender of athletes of Salimata Simpore, which represents Burkina Faso and is playing for Minsk “Dinamo-bgufk”.
In the letter, which was signed by 18 players, said that Simpore of Salimata was declared for participation in the championship of Belarus on football among women’s teams of the higher League for the team of FC “Dinamo-bgufk”. But in mass-media there were articles where expressed doubts about the belonging of athletes to the female sex.
The team write: “on the basis of visual contact in matches of the championship with the team of FC “Dinamo-bgufk” athletes from competing teams doubt “doping purity” of the player (based on anthropometric data).
Based on the above facts, we ask you to perform genetic testing to gender athletes Simpore of Salimata. In case of improper participation of the above athlete in the championship matches kindly apply appropriate disciplinary action”.
The letter said that such a “dual situation” undermines the prestige of the championship of the Republic of Belarus and questioned the validity and fairness of the championship of the Belarusian football Association.