Gloria Kumedzro: Meet Ghana's youngest female referee who is just 17-years-old

Gloria Kumedzro: Meet Ghana's youngest female referee who is just 17-years-old

  • Gloria Sena Kumedzro is the youngest female referee in Ghana
  • The 17-year-old is currently a class one referee and officiated in the just ended Women's Super League
  • Sena Kumedzro is still in school and has found a way of combining her education with her passion

In Ghana, not many females get to nurture their passion with regards to sports as it is deemed as a male dominated field.

However, following the successes of female athletes and quite recently Hasaacas Ladies in football, the doors seems to be gradually opening for girls to hone their skills.

One of the discoveries made, credit to Reality page on Facebook, at the just ended Women's Super League, is the spotting of 17-year-old female referee, Gloria Sena Kumedzro.

Gloria Kumedzro officiating a game at the Women's Super Cup. SOURCE: Facebook/ Reality Images
Gloria Kumedzro: Meet Ghana's youngest female referee who is just 17-years-old. SOURCE: Facebook/ Reality Images
Source: Facebook

As a teenager, Gloria is still in school and attends E.P.C Mawuko Girls Senior High School in the Volta Region. Gloria is in SHS 2.

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The young official discovered her passion for handling games at a very tender age while in Primary School at the Ho Bankoe R.C Girls.

She took the steps to follow her dreams despite the stereotype that came with it, passing her class three and class two exams.

She is now a class one referee and was on the lines in the third and four place match between Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Prison Ladies last week.

"They saw my performance and said I was good at the job and so I was advised to go run the referee fitness test with a promise to help me get a shot at the Ghana Women's Premier League," she told Reality.
"The first match I officiated was between Immigration Ladies vs Halifax Ladies. The game was indeed tough but I made it and I was extremely happy because everybody commended me for a good job done," she added.

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With the National Women's League set to start in the coming weeks, the refereeing prodigy is expected to have her breakthrough season.

Hasaacas Ladies win Women's Super Cup

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Hasaacas Ladies are ending the year in style after beating Lady Strikers in the final of the Women's Super Cup to lift their fourth trophy in 2021.

The national women's league champions recovered from the champions league defeat to sweep their way through to the finals of the Super Cup, beating Lady Strikers 3-2 to win the title.

In photos posted on Twitter, sighted by YEN.com.gh, the western giants are seen celebrating their latest triumph.

Source: Sports Brief News

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