President Nana Akufo-Addo has given go-ahead to the women’s national teams, Black Princesses and Black Maidens to start training camps ahead of their respective World Cup qualifiers.
Football and other contact sports have been on suspension since March following the outbreak of the virus. However, U-20 and U-17 women teams have been allowed to start preparing.
The President in 14th address to the nation on measures to fight COVID-19 pandemic said, “Our female Under-20 and Under-17 national football teams have been given the clearance to go into their respective training camps to begin preparations towards their FIFA and CAF-sanctioned international matches, which begin in September.”
He added; “Whilst in training, the playing, technical and management teams must observe strictly all the protocols issued by Government, CAF and FIFA against COVID-19.
“All other team and contact sports, and competitive sporting events remain suspended until further notice.”
U-20 Women’s team, Black Princesses will face Guinea-Bissau in September in first round of the 2021 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualification.
The first leg will be played in Guinea-Bissau on September 4 with the second leg scheduled for September 11 in Ghana.
For the U-17 Women’s team, Black Maidens they will be in action in October when qualification for 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup resume.
The Maidens will face West African rivals Nigeria in the second round. Ghana will host the first leg on October 30 with the return on November 20.