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Urgent Help! Hermaphrodite footballer seeks help for corrective surgery

A female footballer who is a hermaphrodite is seeking assistance to undergo a corrective surgery.

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The hermaphrodite footballer, Bessy Boniface play

The hermaphrodite footballer, Bessy Boniface

(Daily Sun)

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A young Nigerian footballer, Bessy Boniface, who was born a hermaphrodite with both male and female organs, has cried out to the wife of the Akwa Ibom State governor, Martha Udom Emmanuel, well meaning Nigerians and the corporate world, to come to her aid so that she could undergo a corrective surgery so as to fulfill her dreams of playing football, Daily Sun reports.

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Boniface, a player with the Ibom Angels Football Club based in the state, says doctors have told her she is 85% female and therefore, the surgery would take away the male organ and she can go ahead and live as a woman.

To make matters worse for her, Boniface, a striker who once played for  Delta Queens FC and was once invited to the Fal­conets camp be­fore the Chile 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup but was dropped because of her condition. In 2010,  she was duped by some people who pretended to be raising funds for her to have a corrective surgery abroad.

Boniface who says she is desirous of getting married and raising her own family, had this to say on her condition:

I have been going through a trau­matic time and it has not been easy coping with the situation. Through the help of some people, I have tried severally to see if I can get the attention of my state government. This has not been suc­cessful.

The last effort I made, I was ad­vised to write a letter and send it via DHL to the governor's office. When I enquired about the procedure, I was told that to send a letter through DHL will cost N10,000, which I could not afford.

As the breadwin­ner of my family, it has been tough making ends meet. Throughout last year, I did not play with my club, Ibom Angels because of the injury I sustained.

My wish is to get married and raise a family of my own, but I cannot have it because of this situation. Whom do I run to? Where will my help come from?

Doctors have told me that I’m 85 per cent woman. I need the help of Nigerians to come out of my nasty condition. I plead with them to help me raise some money for an operation to correct my condition."

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"Intimate relationship with the men? Truth be told, I don’t have any boyfriend. I long to have a relation­ship with men but I cannot because of this issue. It is a very embarrass­ing one.

How do you explain to a man that you have both organs? Which man will stand such a situa­tion? However, I believe that God will not let me waste away like this.

I believe that Nigerians will listen to my case and plea and come to my assistance. I pray that God will touch their hearts to come to my rescue,” Boniface, who is fondly called Ekaette by her team mates, cried.

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