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 seem 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 the 17-year-old female referee, Gloria Sena Kumedzro.
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. 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.