Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Features

‘I select on penis length,’ says female coach of German men’s team

When asked whether she sounds an alarm on entering the locker room to ensure her male players cover up, BV Cloppenburg female coach Imke Wuebbenhorst replied that she’s a “professional” and bases her selections on “penis length” © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSEN

BERLIN, Germany, Jan 17 – The first woman to coach a men’s team in one of Germany’s top five leagues is tackling sexism by sarcastically suggesting her selections are based on penis lengths.

Former Germany women’s Under-20 midfielder Imke Wuebbenhorst was last month appointed head coach of the men’s team at BV Cloppenburg, who currently sit bottom of the Lower Saxony Oberliga in the fifth tier of German football.

When German newspaper Welt jokingly asked whether she sounds an alarm on entering the dressing room, to ensure her players cover themselves up, the tough-talking blonde gave a cutting answer.

“Of course not, I am a professional — I base my selections on penis lengths,” the 30-year-old replied sarcastically.

Having hung up her boots in 2016 after a career which saw Wuebbenhorst twice win the European title with Germany’s Under-19 team and played in the women’s Bundesliga for Hamburg, she ended up coaching the women’s side in Cloppenburg after playing for the team.

She refuses to see herself as a pioneer for other women.

“The topic bounces off me. I want to be judged on performances, not on whether I’m a woman or a man,” she told Cloppenburg’s website.

“I don’t have a problem commanding authority — I’m a teacher.”

The presence of a female head coach in Germany’s lower leagues has attracted plenty of media attention, but Wuebbenhorst is focused solely on the task in hand.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“We only have 12 games left to stay in the league. It’s going to be a tough job,” she said.

“Several of my peers have described my new task as a suicide mission, and asked me why I do such a thing, but other clubs are not exactly lining up for me.

“The only fear I have is that a relegation would be blamed on the fact that I am a woman.”

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Features

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – The Kakamega High School ‘Green Commandos’ have produced a plethora of talent over the past decades in Kenyan football...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved