Tanzania's first female President Samia Suluhu Hassan's remarks on female footballers have come raged war of words as she is being widely criticized for having a regressive mindset for women.
Hassan made a controversial remark about women footballers having "flat-chests" and also suggesting that they would not be attractive candidates for marriage.
Addressing a ceremony to celebrate the victory of a national men's team in a regional football championship, Hassan said female footballers did not stand a chance of getting married because of the way they looked.
"If we bring them here and line them up, for those with flat-chests, you might think they are men - not women," she said.
Supporting the patriarchal mindset, Hassan said, "And if you look at their faces you might wonder... because if you want to marry, you want someone who is attractive, a lady who has the qualities that you want."
"Today they are making us proud as a nation when they bring trophies to the country but if you look at their lives in the future, when they don't have the health to play, what life will they be living?" she said.
"The life of marriage is like a dream to them. Because even if one of you here takes them home as your wife, your mother will ask if they are a woman or a fellow man."
Hassan's comments are being condemned across the world while many were shocked to hear such statements from a lady when she is the only current serving female head of state in Africa.