January 17 News After the men’s team, Bayern Munich’s women’s team also came to Qatar for training
The reluctance of some of Bayern Munich’s women’s players to travel to Qatar for their winter training, ironically, comes at a time when the club is negotiating a new sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways.
Two Norwegian players from Bayern Munich’s women’s team, Tuva Hansen (25) and Emilie Bragstad (21), were critical of the just-concluded Qatar training camp, saying:
We don’t have a lot of control over where we go for training camp when we have sponsors. But, I don’t go there myself on vacation. But if we have to go there, we’re going to be here.”
Hansen stressed that they “didn’t want to be part of a whitewashing movement.”
“It’s very difficult for us as individuals to do anything about the club’s decision to go to Qatar for the training camp,” she said.
According to German media analysis, it is almost impossible for Bayern Munich executives to be dissatisfied with these remarks made by the two men, especially Hansen, who just joined the team in early January.
These remarks are undoubtedly a fire for the club, because the club is negotiating with Qatar Airways on continuing cooperation. The current contract between the two parties will expire in the summer, but the cooperation between Bayern Munich and Qatar has been opposed by some fans and even players.