His Excellence Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana has given the green-light to the Black Starlets (U17) and the Black Satellites (U20) to resume camping ahead of their international duties after five months suspension on all social gatherings due to covid-19 outbreak.
An appeal from the leadership of the Ghana Football Association through the Ministry of Youth and Sports has yield fruit for our national teams to compete in upcoming tournaments in both Africa and World.
The approval was captured in a letter communicated to the GFA, dated August 11, 2020 and signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the President. This will enable the team prepare for their specific competitions.
The two National teams broke camp in March, following suspension on public gathering and all sports activities as part of the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
GFA General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq,), thanked the President for accepting their appeal.
“We are extremely happy that the Presidency has swiftly approved our plea and we are extremely grateful to His Excellency” said Prosper Harrison Addo
“The GFA would like to also thank the Office of the President and the Secretary of the President, the Chief of Staff, the Sports Minister and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Government COVID-19 Task Force and the National Sports Authority” Mr. Addo added.
The Black Starlets have been preparing for an upcoming WAFU Championship slated for Benin from October 17 to 31, 2020. While the Satellites also gear up for their upcoming WAFU Zone B tournament scheduled for Togo from November 14-29, 2020. The 2021 U-20 AFCON tournament is scheduled for Mauritania.