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The first Olympic cat fight? Brazilian women’s football team labelled fat by Cameroon coach

The opening ceremony hasn’t even got underway but the Olympic air is already bristling with the beginnings of the first 2012 Games cat fight.

And women’s football is the battleground.

Following his team’s 5-0 defeat by the Brazilians on Wednesday, the Cameroon coach Enow Ngachu has criticised their South American opponents for being overweight.

The Brazilian Women’s football team who apparently are ‘the best team in the world’ but also ‘heavy’ looking

Speaking after the match in Cardiff, Ngachu told the Telegraph: ‘Brazil are the favourites and they have nearly all the best players in the world…but there are other quality teams in this tournament, like North Korea and the USA. Brazil need to improve their defensive system and their players look a bit heavy to me – that might be a problem for them as well.’

In a shocked response to his rival’s criticism, the Brazilian women’s coach Jorge Barcellos replied with: ‘As for the players being too heavy, they all work hard on their body fat and they move quickly enough and are playing very well.

Ngachu Enow, Head Coach of the Cameroon Women’s Olympic Football Team called his rivals ‘heavy’

‘I know we are going to play better and better and that’s the only answer everyone needs to know.’

The dispute comes in the wake of several recent incidents in which female Olympic athletes have been publicly criticised for their bodyshapes.

The Australian Olympic team chief slammed a newspaper as ‘disgraceful’ for describing a triple-gold medallist as overweight just two days before the start of London 2012.

Martha De Lacey | July 27 2012 | Daily Mail |

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