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Referee Salifu Barkisu wins Best Female referee award

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The young and promising female referee, Salifu Barkisu has won the Universal Premier League Best Female referee for the 2020/2021 season.

Barkisu is one of the finest female referees in Ghana and has successfully officiated lots of big matches both in the male and female categories.

She is one of the four female referees in Ghana who were recently selected for FIFA badges. The fitness has since taken place and she is anxiously waiting for FIFA badge.

Referee Barkisu is one of the hard working and very brave referees we have in Ghana and always an inspiration to the young and upcoming referees.

Interacting with sportsmrnews.com, referee Barkisu expressed her sincere gratitude to all those who supported her both in cash and in kind.


I dedicate the award to the people who made it possible for me. I thank the football fraternity, the coaches, my colleague referees, players, Tamale Metro FA and all those who supported my quest to win this award” she stated

She again added that “this award will motivate me to do more because “to whom more is given, more is expected”.

Below are the full list of the Award Winners

Female Category:

Best Referee: Barikisu Salifu
Best Forward: Doris Boaduwaa (Hassacas Ladies)
Best Goal: Jane Ayieyam (Police Ladies)
Best Goalkeeper: Abigail Tawiah (Berry Ladies)
Best Midfielder: Grace Animah ( Police Ladies)
Best Female Player: Jafar Rahama (Northern Ladies)
Best Coach: Yussif Busigi (Hassacas Ladies)
Best Defender: Beatrice Sasu (Police Ladies)

Other Category:

Best Photographer: Dade Oliseh
Best Supports: Hearts of Oak
Best Celebrity: Serwah Amihere Asante

Male Category:

Best Coach: Annor Walker (Olympics)
Best Defender: Rashid Mohammed (Eleven Wonders)
Best Foreign Player: Raddy Ovouka ( Hearts of Oak)
Best Forward: Kwadwo Obeng Jnr – Hearts
Best Goal: James Bissue (Elmina Sharks Vs Legon Cities)
Best GoalKeeper: Richard Atta (Hearts of Oak)
Best Lateral Defender: Raddy Ovouka (Hearts of Oak)
Best Attacking Midfielder: Rashid Nortey (Medeama)
Best Defensive Midfielder: Ben Afutu Kotey (Hearts)
Discovery: Daniel Barnieh (Hearts of Oak)
Best Referee: Selorm Yao Bless
Overall Best Player: Gladson Awako (Olympics)

UPLA Best 11

Richard Atta

Rashid Mohammed
Raddy Ovouka
Robert Addo
Dennis Korsah

Afriyie Barnieh
Rashid Nortey
Ben Afutu Kotey
Augustine Boakye

Gladson Awako
Kwadwo Obeng Junior


By: Musah Abdul-Rahim



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