A 19-year-old Ghanaian female footballer, Ruba Nuhu, is appealing for GH₵3,500 to treat a knee injury which she sustained while playing for Northern Ladies FC.
Narrating the incident, Ruba, a graduate of the T I Ahmadiyya Senior High School in Kumasi, said she sustained the injury during one of their training sessions in 2016 and underwent a series of treatments but the wound has resurfaced in recent times which has confined her to her bed.
Ruba Nuhu in crutches
“I got this injury in 2016 and I treated it after which I felt better so I thought everything was okay. Earlier this year I went to Burkina Faso for trials with USFA Ladies and during training I twisted my ankle again and now I am in pain and I cannot do anything,” she said.
“I went to do x-ray at the Army Hospital in Burkina Faso and they said I needed to do surgery but they suggested that I come back to Ghana to get it done. Now the doctor says I need GH₵3500 for the treatment,” she added.
Ruba Nuhu in happier times
Already, she has missed a number of opportunities due to the injury. Although she aspires to play for the senior national women’s team, Black Queens in the future, she fears the injury, if not treated early may rob her of that dream.
Ruba hails from Wa in the Upper West Region where she started playing football at the age of eight.
Organisations, individuals and philanthropists who wish to help can contact her on 0247433313.