Sierra Leone blames its dismal performance against Nigeria for the U 20 Women’s World cup qualifier on the team’s coach. Nigeria beat Sierra Leone 10 goals to nil at a home game in Abuja on October 28th and scored 6 more goals on the return leg in Freetown. Sierra Leone’s U20 side who are now out, reported that their poor performance was caused by an aphrodisiac coach Hannah Williams administered to the team when they went to play in Abuja.
The drug Eurycoma longifolia also known as Ali’s Walking Stick or Tongkat Ali is usually administered for male performance enhancement or male infertility. The coach who was sacked ahead of the return match in Freetown said she gave the players the herb that she believed to be an aphrodisiac to boost their performance.
Instead players said the Eurycoma longifolia made them weak, brought on diarrhea, and made their periods unusual.
Head of Communications at SLFA, John Conteh had this to say when Williams was sacked;
“…besides her failure to provide technical leadership in the away leg of the National U-20 Championship against the Nigerian U-20 on Saturday 28th October where the team lost 10 – 0, Coach Williams administered certain medication to the entire squad which rendered them ineffective to match their Nigerian counterparts,”
Sierra Leone Football Association elected its first female president, Isha Johansen back in August this year.
Source: The Nation