Patience Aggrey: Ghanaian female coach makes waves with all-male football club

Patience Aggrey: Ghanaian female coach makes waves with all-male football club

- Patience Aggrey, a Ghanaian coach of a male footballing club has sat in an interview

- She details her journey and how she juggles her passion with motherhood

- Patience Aggrey, currently manages an all-male football club in the Bakana township, Ghana

In a game largely dominated by men, the coaching strides of a resilient Ghanaian woman, Patience Aggrey, has waved through 'screaming' headlines to surface as a story worth telling.

While some female football coaches have successfully toppled the daunting challenges that come with being women in a male-dominated profession, coupled with motherhood, others have gone lengths to chalk remarkable strides as footballing coaching professionals.

Like ex-football player, Mercy Tagoe, who made history as Ghana’s first female to be appointed as an assistant coach for the women’s senior national side, Patience Aggrey’s story is exceptionally unique.

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In the last 21 years, Patience Aggrey, has been juggling the demanding role of her passion as a footballing coach and the equally daunting role of motherhood.

The married mother with children reveals that she has had to take on various jobs to provide for herself and family while managing her team.

''They go to school, so I wake up early and do the household chores. When they leave, I then get ready for training. We close at 10am. After which I rush back home to prepare food for the family before the kids return from school. I get to rest after all that,'' the superwoman detailed.

Her son affirms his mother’s passion for her coaching career and indicates that: ''When I’m walking with my teammates and hungery my mother won’t give me money, she would rather give it to one of the players because she doesn’t want to see them go hungry.''

Despite her husband’s support, Patience reveals she sells men’s wear and airtime to finance the club.

She gives a full account of her journey and how she manages her football club in the video:

In other news, while xenophobic attacks in the past have largely hinged on the back of other African nationals in South Africa ‘stealing’ the jobs of the natives, the latest attacks may have been sparked by an alleged murder.

Two 'eye witnesses' reveal that a Tanzanian illegal drug dealer, who shot a taxi driver dead, was mistaken for a Nigerian.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, which is making rounds on Twitter, the two men, whose identities were not disclosed, recounted that a Tanzanian drug dealer, who’s a member of a cartel that controls illegal drugs in Pretoria, shot a native taxi driver dead and a Nigerian man was mistaken to have committed the crime.

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