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Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020


Barikisu Tijani buried in football boot-shaped casket

Late Barikisu Tejani Late Barikisu Tejani

A Ghanaian female footballer, Barikisu Tejani, who played for National Women’s League side Sea Lions Ladies FC has finally been laid to rest.

Her remains were laid to rest in a boot-shaped coffin at the weekend.

The midfielder who was battling with an illness passed on Friday, January 3 at age 20.

Barikisu Tejani was not only a footballer but was also a 100-level student of the University of Cape Coast.

She was finally laid to rest on Monday.

Tears flow at her funeral as some of her friends, family, and teammates bid her farewell.

Being a footballer her family decided to send her home in a football boot-shaped casket to signify her love for her chosen career.