The Sudanese women breaking taboos by playing football

During the 30 years that Omar al-Bashir ruled Sudan, he imposed a conservative vision of society, with particular restrictions on women.

He was swept from power by a popular uprising in 2019. The new civilian-led government has allowed – for the first time – a women’s football league to be set up.

But the teams continue to face challenges. Sudanese women footballers are challenging men to accept women in the game.