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WANTED: Tiyumbu Ladies coach Iddrisu Napari wanted by police for assaulting female referee

Following the savage attack on Female Referee Abdul Rahman Sakina Nasara by Coach Iddrisu Suheiru Napari, (aka Coach Kubli) in a Womens Division 1B League match played at Game Centre 3 in Tamale, the Northern Regional Football Association, the Ghana Football Association in collaboration with the Ghana Police are seriously pursuing the Coach Iddrisu S. Napari to effect his arrest and prosecute him.

The match which was played on Saturday June 17, 2023 ended abruptly in the 38th minute following the pitch invasion and subsequent assault of the referee by the Coach of Tiyumbu Ladies who has gone into hiding after his disgraceful and unwarranted action.

The Association wishes to inform all stakeholders and well wishes that after series of scans and medical support at the Tamale Teaching Hospital the referee is now in stable condition at the Tamale Technical University Hospital.

The Northern Regional Crime Officer has visited the victim at the hospital and spoken to a number of people in line with his investigations.

Coach Iddrisu S. Napari is however still at large whilst frantic efforts are underway to apprehend him.

Police, GFA, NRFA seek public support and information of his hideout to arrest the coach who has vacated his home since the incident happened on Saturday.

The Police has given assurance of a firm commitment to not rest until he is arrested.

The Northern Regional Chairman, who was at her hospital, expressed his gratitude to the RFA Secretary, Referees Manager, Mr. Alhassan.A. Alhassan and Northern Region Referees Association (RAG) who immediately took the injured referee to receive medical care.

On the Sporting, the NRFA will issue appropriate football Charges to Coach Napari and his club for their responses and for the Disciplinary Committee to adjudicate the case.

The Association wishes to assure all stakeholders and the public that there is no room violence in football and that both the Criminal justice system and the Sporting judicial system will come hard against those who commit violence in football.

The President of the GFA, General Secretary and Executive Council members have all been in contact with the Northern Region Regional Chairman and Secretary on this matter to ensure that the best medical care is given to our referee since yesterday.

The public will be provided update.


Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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