In a shocking incident that has sent shockwaves through the sports community, female referee Mohammed Sakina Nasara was viciously assaulted by head coach Iddirisu Shaheru, also known as Kubli, during a match between Tiyumba Ladies and Soccer Missionaries Ladies in Tamale. The incident took place at the Aliu Mahama sports stadium during the Northern Regional Women’s Division Two League match.
The referee, who was responsible for officiating the game, was subjected to a brutal beating, leaving her severely injured. She was immediately rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), where she is currently receiving urgent medical care.
The attack on Nasara has sparked outrage among players, officials, and fans alike, highlighting the need for stricter measures to protect referees in the sport. Referees play a crucial role in ensuring fair play and maintaining the integrity of the game, and such acts of violence against them are not only morally reprehensible but also detrimental to the spirit of sportsmanship.
Authorities are investigating the incident, and swift action is expected to be taken against the head coach involved. Acts of violence against referees are taken very seriously, and this incident will serve as a reminder of the urgent need for stricter regulations and enhanced security measures to protect match officials.
The incident has also ignited a broader conversation about the safety of referees, particularly female officials, who often face additional challenges and discrimination in the male-dominated world of sports. It is imperative that steps are taken to promote gender equality and provide a safe and inclusive environment for all participants in the game.
The sports community, along with fans and supporters, stands in solidarity with Mohammed Sakina Nasara and condemns this appalling act of violence. It is essential that appropriate action is taken to ensure that incidents like these do not happen again in the future and that referees can carry out their duties without fear of harm.
As the investigation unfolds, it is hoped that justice will be served, and measures will be implemented to prevent such incidents from tarnishing the reputation of the beautiful game. The safety and well-being of all individuals involved in sports, including referees, must remain a top priority as we strive for fair and enjoyable sporting experiences for everyone involved.