President Nana Akufo-Addo has given the clearance for the Black Maidens and Princesses to begin their camping ahead of their respective matches in the qualifiers for upcoming tournaments, while other ‘team and contact sports’ stay suspended.

The two female teams were forced to break camp during their preparation for the African qualifiers to the U-17 and U-20 Fifa Women’s World Cup before the COVID-19 outbreak

“Our female U-17 and U-20 national football teams have been given the clearance to go to their respective training camps to begin preparation towards the Fifa and Caf-sanctioned international matches which begin in September,” the President said in his 14th address on Sunday.

“Whiles 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,” he highlighted.

The Black Maidens, having cleared their Liberia hurdle, will be preparing to face West African rivals Nigeria in the final round of the qualifiers to the 2021 Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

The Princesses will also be looking to build on their recent Morocco trip to prepare for a two-legged battle with Guinea-Bissau in their first qualifying tie to the 2021 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be co-hosted by Costa Rica and Panama.

The qualifiers for the Maidens have been scheduled for the middle of September and will be followed by the qualifiers for the Princesses.

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