Despite the Black Princesses match against Guinea Bissau which has been postponed the team are still in camp continuing with their training activities, PrimeNews can confirm.
The Princesses were preparing to play Guinea Bissau in a 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier in September, however, the match has been called off due to travel restrictions.
CAF announced to its member associations that all qualifying matches set to be played in September for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica/Panama 2020 have been scheduled.
A statement read: Due to travel restrictions across parts of Africa as a result of COVID-19, the qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica/Panama 2020 scheduled for September 2020 has been postponed.
The First Round first leg was fixed for 3-5 September 2020 with the return leg from 10-12 September 2020.
The revised fixtures for the qualifiers will be announced in due course after consultation with the various stakeholders.
Two teams will qualify to represent Africa at the final tournament from 20 January – 6 February 2021 in Costa Rica and Panama.
Meanwhile, CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities with regards to hosting of the matches, and will make pronouncements accordingly in the event of developments that will affect playing a match at the designated venue.
However, the female u-20 team will remain in camp to still prepare for the upcoming match. This is largely due to the latest update on the four Black Princesses players who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Speaking to Asempa FM Ghana Football Association Communications Director, Henry Asante Twum maintained that it will be prudent to keep them in camp in order to monitor them very well amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The female U-20 team will remain in camp despite CAF’s postponement of the upcoming match.”
“The best thing to do is keep them in camp amid this COVID period”