Tamale: GFA president visits assaulted female referee Sakina

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GFA president Simeon Kurt Okraku has visited the female referee Sakina Nasara who was attacked by a coach after a football match in Tamale. The young referee was at the mercy of the coach of Tiyumba Ladies FC in the Northern Region as the coach went all out and beat her to a pulp.

Abdul Rahman Sakina Nasara was sent to the UDS Hospital where she was treated and discharged.

Iddrisu Napari was later arrested and is currently in police custody after pleading guilty to the charges against him. Following his arrest, the police have continued its investigation into the matter with the IGP having engaged the GFA president Kurt Okraku and Professor Peter Twumasi, Director-General of the National Sports Authority. 

Sakina Nasara and her family with the GFA president and officials of the GFA during the visit to the assaulted referee.
Sakina Nasara and her family with the GFA president and officials of the GFA during the visit to the assaulted referee. Photo: GFA

Speaking at the family house of the young referee, the GFA president said he was passing through to offer his support to her and encourage her to continue supporting the game. ”I know the Regional Football Association has been very supportive since the incident but I also made a stop over to offer you physical support,” Kurt Okraku said.

He assured that “Together with the Ghana Police Service” the GFA “would ensure that the perpetrator is brought to book to ensure Justice”.

“I would like to thank you for your dedication and contribution to football. There are a lot of people who get discouraged by these kinds of unfortunate events in our football but we are committed to fixing the wrongs,” he assured. 

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