The Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Prof. Peter Twumasi, paid a visit to the Cape Coast Stadium to assess its preparedness to play host to the camps of the country’s two female national teams, U17 (Black Maidens) and U20 (Black Princess), who have just reported to camp.
Three national teams had to break camp back in March 2020, following restrictions on contact sports as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Black Maidens 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. The Black Starlets have been preparing for an upcoming WAFU Championship slated for Benin in September.
The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Costa Rica will now come off from 20th January to 6th February 2021. FIFA has also announced that the U-17 Women’s World Cup, with India as hosts, is expected to come off from 17th February to 7th March 2021.
In preparation for camping, national team handlers were put through training organised by members of the government’s COVID-19 advisory team. The three-hour training session was led by the Chairman of the Risk Communication and Social Mobilization Committee for Ghana’s COVID-19 Response Team Dr Dacosta Aboagye and was expected to enlighten participants on issues related to the pandemic.
Head Coach of the Maidens, Baba Nuhu has called up 30 players to kick-start with the camping. All players, technical staff and essential service providers will go through the mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival in camp.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com