Iyabo Abade was raised as a girl in a village in the then Bendel state, in southeast Nigeria.
She became the top scorer for the Super Falcons womens’ football team, the Nigerian national team, netting 30 goals a season.
However suspicions about her gender led to a confrontation with team-mates and a ‘tearful’ admission that she has an adam’s apple and small male genitals. A sex-test then determined that she was more male than female.
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