The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed the receipt of clearance from the government allowing the Ghana U-17 [Black Starlets] and the U-20 [Black Satellites] to resume training.
The two male national teams have in the past 5 months been affected by the ban on football activities imposed by the government in the midst of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
With various international assignments coming up, the Ghana FA has through talks with the government managed to secure permission to allow the teams to resume camping.
“Approval has been granted for the teams for the U-17 Tournament and U-20 Tournament to resume camping to enable the team prepare for their respective competitions. This approval is granted subject to the strict adherence to the prescribed protective. Please accept the President's best wishes”, a letter from the government to the GFA has said.
In a reaction to the news, GFA General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo has extended the appreciation of the association to the president.
“We are extremely happy that the Presidency has swiftly approved our plea and we are extremely grateful to His Excellency.
“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”, the GFA General Secretary said as posted on the official website of the FA.
The Black Starlets will have to prepare for an upcoming WAFU Championship slated for Benin from October 17 to 31, 2020.
For the Black Satellites, they will move to camp to prepare for the WAFU Zone B tournament scheduled to be played in Togo from November 14-29, 2020.