Black Maidens head coach Baba Nuhu has lauded government’s decision to allow the team return to training ahead of their World cup qualifiers later this year.
The President, Akufo-Addo on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in his 14th address to the nation announced that the three national teams can resume camping to prepare for their respective assignments.
“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,
“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 till further notice,” the president said in his statement.
Reacting to the news, the Black Maidens head coach expressed delight after being allowed to return to the field again.
“I am so happy and glad that the President has given us the greenlight to start camping towards our last hurdle. I gave out several exercises during the restriction period to all the players who were in camp before the break. My technical team and I did this in bid to keep them active. I am glad that now we can group together as a team to fine-tune our preparations.”
The three National teams broke camp in March, following restrictions on contact sports as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Black Maidens (U-17) have a World Cup qualifying game against Nigeria whilst the Princesses, prepare to take on Guinea-Bissau in a FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier in September.
FIFA has also announced that the U – 17 Women’s World Cup with India as the host is expected to come off from February 17 to March 7, 2021.