Cleopatra Nsiah Nketiah has been appointed by the Ghana Football Association president, Kurt Okraku to serve on the Seven Member Committee on the Women’s League Board.
Sports24 online.com brings you the profile of Cleopatra Nsiah Nketiah Ewuradjoa.
Cleopatra Nsiah Nketiah is the co-owner of a women’s football club in Accra called Ridge City Football Club Women. Through Ridge City Football Club Women, Cleopatra has begun to help change the landscape of women’s football in Ghana.
The goal of Ridge City Football Club Women is to promote women and girls football in Ghana and to encourage more females to participate in football and eventually take up the playing and management of football as a full time career.
Ridge City Football Club Women was also established to ensure that women who have a passion for sports, football in particular, get the opportunity to become the next generation of sports leaders and champion the game in Ghana. Cleopatra’s women’s football club has been instrumental in the revamp of the Greater Accra Regional Football Associations Women’s Special Competition.
Ridge City Football Club Women is the first and only football club in Ghana, male or female to live-stream not just it’s training sessions but also all of it’s matches on the online football streaming platform, MyCujoo. This is one of the many ways in which Cleopatra is succeeding in highlighting women’s football in Ghana to the international community as well as providing easy access to watching women’s football made in Ghana.
The club is also very active on social media. Due to her hard work put into establishing the club, Ridge City Football Club Women was chosen and profiled by Total “Football Together” during the 2018 Women’s African Cup of Nations held in Accra, Ghana.
The profile video threw a spotlight on the club and all if it’s achievement in enriching the lives of its players. Cleopatra, who is also an athlete and a footballer, has broadened her horizons by taking football management educational courses and programs, organised by the Johan Cruyff Institute in Barcelona.
She has had the opportunity to meet and maintain a relationship with key persons from institutions such as FIFA, UEFA, Ajax and FC Barcelona.
Cleopatra earns a living as a lawyer. She has established and is the Managing Attorney of her own law practice in Accra called N Nketiah Law where she uses her legal expertise to drive home the vision of full sporting inclusion for the women’s football participants.
Cleopatra at the young age of 34 has studied in and obtain a Masters in law from the UK and is currently called to the bar in New York State, USA as well as the Ghana bar. She is one of the few practicing Ghanaian lawyers under the age of 40 to have achieved this feat.
Cleopatra is currently a corporate and commercial lawyer who provides highly subsidized legal services to start-ups and young businesses looking for legal support. She also acts as legal counsel to a wide range of both local and international businesses.
As a result of her exposure to the international legal community, Cleopatra is an entrepreneur who specialises in legal tech. In materializing her vision is to bring Ghana’s legal system into the tech age, Cleopatra co-founded the company, The Legal Practice Management which has recently launched its first product, Kaniya Legal Directory. Kaniya Legal Directory is Ghana’s first and only online legal directory which highlights and rates not just Ghanaian law firms, but also the lawyers who work in them.
The Legal Practice Management will soon launch it’s second product with a third on it’s way and Cleopatra only has intentions of breaking the glass ceiling.
By: Achore Richard