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The first lady physio in Ghanaian top flight; Matilda Kissiwa-Sakyi

Posted On Monday, 24th December 2012
The first lady physio in Ghanaian top flight; Matilda Kissiwa-Sakyi

Matilda Kissiwa-Sakyi

Matlida Kissiwa-Sakyi has made history by emerging the first and only female physiotherapist in the Ghana Premier League.

Working with Aduana Stars, the young Sakyi is tasked with helping in the swift recovery of injured players.

Plucked from the Dormaa Presby Hospital, she travels and shares almost everything with the players.

She shared her very interesting experience since joining the Aduana medical staff back in October.

“I have been with Aduana Stars since October,” she told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“I was called by the team’s chairman, I think he heard about me while I was with the Dormaa Presby Hospital.

“Initially it wasn’t easy working with all these men, but I am gradually getting used to.

“Yes, they (players) are more inclined to come to me due to the fact that I am a woman, their noise and all that but I am ok with it.”

Sakyi’s emergence hopes to draw more women into the professional that is widely considered a preserve for men.

English side Chelsea are also the only known club with a female being part of their technical team.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. jerro,Greece says:

    My o my, this woman was a delight to watch yesterday at the Accra sports stadium. I hope a lot of women will take a cue from her attitude to work in a part of the world where men are thought to do it better. I really wish her well.

  2. K V Ahenkora says:

    to me i think we the GFA should give her the chance in one of our ladies national teams’ for her to do more for the nation.

  3. K V Ahenkora says:

    to me i think we the GFA should give her the chance in one of our ladies national teams’ for her to do more for the nation.

  4. Boba Fett says:

    She shares almost everything with the players??? Hmmm

  5. jon says:

    hope,,she is dating one of de players ,,or,,,,hahaha

  6. Evans Obeng Lamba-Ngyi says:

    To those with fetish mind, my sister is well cultured person so don’t think of anything bad about. To my Sister, Sister Abena sky is your limit and I wish you all the best.

  7. laryea Odamtten-Tema says:

    Point of correction, GSN. Matilda is not the first female physiotherapist in our premier league. Hearts of Oak has engaged a couple of female physiotherapists from UK on a 6 months attachment basis. The last time an English female physio came to Hearts was 2 yrs ago. You can check with the club’s secretariat.. .. .. Cheers.

    • Morrison says:

      Please let us appreciate what we have, for God sake she is a Ghanian and you are referring to foreigners from UK. Lets learn to appreciate our own. please research and educate me on female Ghanian physios who preceded Kissiwa, then you will have a point thanks.

  8. Jeffery Akwasi Prempeh says:

    Tilly is a blessing from I AM,be focus on your work cos Ghanaians will always complain about every thing you do.Enjoy from your sweat cos you worked hard for it.Do they want foreigners to take up such positions in Ghana,if so than there is no need for us to school.Keep mute and work hard to achieve.CONGRATS AND AM PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN YOU.

  9. Prince osei appiah says:

    Just proud of u.keep it up

  10. Baah Konadu Acheamfour says:

    My O My, Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see.
    Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.Am proud of you.





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