Female Muslim players can now wear hijab whilst playing football - GFA declares

Female Muslim players can now wear hijab whilst playing football - GFA declares

- GFA has granted permission for female Muslim footballers in the Ghana Women’s Premier League to wear their headgears

- There was a worldwide ban on the wearing of hijabs by FIFA until 2014 when the ban was lifted

- Northern ladies FC striker, Anatu Sadat has become the first player to wear the “Yaatuiba” or “hijab” in a 2020/2021 Women’s Premier League match

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The Ghana Football Association has granted permission for female Muslim footballers in the Ghana Women’s Premier League to wear head covers, otherwise known as “Yaatuiba” or a “light hijab” as a way to encourage more Muslim girls to take up football.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citisportsonline.com, the wearing of hijab was banned by the world football organization, FIFA, in times past.

However, in 2014, the ban was lifted, allowing women to put on their beloved headgear whenever they were on the pitch playing football.

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Female Muslim players can now wear hijab whilst playing football - GFA declares
Female Muslim players can now wear hijab whilst playing football - GFA declares Credit: citisportsonline.com
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Since 2014 when the FIFA ban was lifted, the Ghana Football Association never officially announced its implementation in Ghana until now.

Northern ladies FC striker, Anatu Sadat became the first player to wear the “Yaatuiba” or “hijab” in a 2020/2021 Women’s Premier League match.

The former Right to Dream and Nimoobi Ladies FC player was spotted covered-up in a Nike branded “Yaatuiba” when her side took on Ampem Darkoa Ladies in Techiman on Matchday seven.

In another interesting story, Tsatsu Tsikata, the renowned Ghanaian lawyer and lead counsel for the petitioner in the just-ended 2021 election petition hearing at the Supreme Court sat on the KSM Show recently.

In a full video that was seen by YEN.com.gh on YouTube, Tsatsu recounted how he made history in his time by successfully writing and passing entrance exams when he was only eight years old.

Tsatsu Tsikata also disclosed that he was made to jump classes for his brilliant performances and studied for five years in primary school instead of the regular six.

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