WPL: Northern Ladies Rahama Jafar targets World Cup title in future

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Rahama Jafar receiving the Woman of the Match award from an official of the Ghana Football Association

Northern Ladies FC forward Rahama Jafar has set an ambitious target to play football to the highest level and win a World Cup title for Ghana in the future.

“This is just the beginning of my football career but I want to play to the highest level and win many awards in and outside the country and my biggest target is a women’s World Cup trophy for Ghana,” she said in an interview.

The 17-year-old football sensation has been remarkable in the ongoing Women’s Premier League (WPL) scoring two goals and winning three NASCO Woman of the Match awards.

Rahama, famously known as “Bie Gong” in Tamale, which literally means “bowl legs” in the Dagbani language, grabbed the three Woman of the March awards in recognition of her ingenuity and pace on the field.

She recorded the MVP gong after her heroic acts in their match against Kumasi Spots Academy Ladies in Match Day 1, Ashtown Ladies in Match Day 3 and Fabulous Ladies in Match Day 4 respectively.

Rahama Jafar (fourth from left) and her team mates

The student of Tamale Senior High School is a skillful dribbler who has become the nightmare of defenders in the competition as she has the ability of pulling down a whole defense in order to get the needed goals.

Her coach and manager, Sumani Basirudeen discovered her football capabilities during her days at the Zugbley Junior High School in Tamale where she featured in the school’s team and she was later coopted into the ever popular Northern Ladies FC team.

Currently a member of the national U-17 women’s football team, Black Maidens, was instrumental in Northern Ladies’ excellent performance which saw them finished second in the Northern Region Women’s Unity Cup held in January this year at Kumbungu.


Team: Northern Ladies

Position: Forward

Age: 17

Matches Played: 5

MVP: 3

School: Tamale Senior High School