Gay South Africans attack Nigeria at CHAN over homosexuality ban

Published on: 22 January 2014

Soccer fans and LGBT supporters in Cape Town, South Africa, made a statement against Nigeria's recently passed antigay law when the South African team Bafana Bafana took on Nigeria's Super Eagles national football team in Cape Town on Sunday.

A "small but visible" contingent of demonstrators waved rainbow flags, and carried progay signs during the sold-out game in South Africa's Cape Town Stadium Sunday, reports Mamba Online.

"People were scattered all around the stadium,” demonstrator Alistair Mackay told MambaOnline. “We saw rainbow flags and even a rainbow umbrella…. While there weren’t enough of us to make a big impact in the stadium, we got into the news, which was perfect and what we wanted."

Photos of the demonstration even made the front page of South African daily newspaper Die Burger, with a headline which Mamba translated to read "Gay Laws Under Fire at Soccer in the Cape."

The activists, who organized and posted photos on social media, were protesting Nigeria's recent criminalization of homosexuality, which imposes 14-year prison sentences on anyone who marries a person of the same gender, and outlaws public or private gatherings of LGBT people making declarations of same-sex relationships. Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed the law on January 7, and at least 38 people have already been arrested — and some reportedly tortured — for being gay.





  • Frank
    says: 6 years ago
    and the satanic people lost 3-1
  • Mumbi
    says: 6 years ago
    Whenever I come here to read soccer news, I always finds a usless headline spearhearding hatrate like this one. Nigeria's population is 3 times than that of RSA, translating to 3 times more gays in Nigeria than SA. Gsn stop provoking southerners & i stop stupid coments here. U also thinks European scouts can just go to watch Chan specificaly 4 Ghana players, why?
  • zambia watete {koforidua}
    says: 6 years ago
    Am a Christian I cannot judge them,we know the devil is fast spreading them all over the world and they cannot win against the MIGHTY GOD
  • spellBOUND
    says: 6 years ago
    kwasia, go find ur news somewhere else. why r u even here. MUMBI, abaa, leave us alone ooh. HE-GOAT!
  • Blakroze GH
    says: 6 years ago
    The impudence of a dying cockroach, he isn't even ashamed that he has been slain, HE HAS THE NERVE TO COmE N GIVE FOOLISH COMMENTS TO...mcheew, go back to your pitiful site called zamfoot wae........3free points plus goals, yet still you don't qualify.....your chipo's are true eunuchs u'noe? Most Useless Team In Africa....MUTIA!!! Tweaa...Sunzu this Sunzu that, go and see how he make yawa for Sochaux...mcheew....Gerout there!!!
  • mukmin
    says: 6 years ago
    Good job Nigerian government on this one. The South Africans can give nigerians visa so that they can join them in south africa and engage in this evil debauchery.
  • Booth Jennings
    says: 6 years ago
    Stop making ignorant uninformed comments u dirty, stinking, pitch black apes! We don't talk about and y should u talk about us! U will never reach where we are. I don't need to go to europe like u do to prove anything!
  • sejay
    says: 6 years ago
  • Ben Dzer
    says: 6 years ago
    Don't they know God,these were acts that made God to destroy sodom and Gomolath during the time of Lots,i can see devil himself is here now he did not send his agent again.Pls God help us