Ghanaian quintet at FC Nordsjælland adopt female names to mark International Women's Day

Published on: 08 March 2019
Ghanaian quintet at FC Nordsjælland adopt female names to mark International Women's Day
Godsway Donyoh. Score. FCN jubel. Resultat 4-1. Right to Dream Park. Farum

Ghanaian quintet Godsway Donyoh, Kudus Mohammed, Ibrahim Sadiq, Clinton Antwi and Abdul Mumin will mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration with wear special jerseys for FC Nordsjaelland in Sunday’s Danish SuperLig clash against FC Copenhagen.

In the match against FC Copenhagen, the Wild Tigers players will be removing their own names from the backs of their shirts and replacing them with the names of inspirational women.

The move has been inspired by a Right to Dream film which aims to help the world work towards gender equality and teach young girls and women that they can aspire to be anything they want to be.

This is second time the Right to Dream Park outfit have taken this celebration to greater heights after marking last year’s event with a new girls and women’s academy together with Farum Boldklub.

All income from the sale of the shirts will go uncut to the club's girls and women's department.

Check the names the Ghanaian quintet will be having on their jerseys below;

Godsway Donyoh: (Khalida Popalzai)

Khalida is fighting for women's rights through football in Afghanistan and has experienced harassment and death threats against herself and her family because of the struggle she is fighting for others. Her strength inspires me, because when you have challenges, you must not give up. She has shown that way.

Ibrahim Sadiq: (Kathrine Switzer)

She was the first woman in the world to complete the Boston Marathon in the 60s where women did not have to participate. She received physical battles and several officials tried to pull her out on her way to the goal. But she struggled through and completed. For her right. And for others. Her story reminds me of my grandmother. My father and mother were not on a good footing and I grew up with my mother. Every time I had to visit my father, I didn't have to go again, and my grandmother always came and picked me up. In the rain and mud, she took the fight with my father and brought me home to mother or to football training. And now I am standing in the middle of my own dream - not least because of my grandmother's struggle.

Mohammed Kudus: (Yaa Asantewaa)

I pay tribute to her because, as a queen and a warrior, she defended the Asante kingdom many years ago with the English soldiers. She is an icon of many Ghanaian women today and her story is proof that a woman's strength and will can change the world. Ghana is male dominated, and in our culture it is the man who has to work and support his family. But in my childhood it was my mother who did all things and took care of us.

Clinton Antwi: (Lovette Jallow)

She is an African make-up artist in Sweden, who uses her platform to give a voice to people with different backgrounds. through her community Black Vogue. She gives women with all skin types an opportunity to build value and relationships with each other through the make-up industry she is a part of and master.

Abdul Mumin: (Wangari Maathai)

A Kenyan woman who has done so much to raise women's voices in her homeland and has brought them to their community. She has changed the lives of women in Kenya according to their rights, and she became the first woman to join the University of Nairobi. She reminds me of my own mother. I am raised to never look down on anyone and respect women's contributions on an equal footing with men's.