Ghana’s National Female U-17 team head Coach Baba Nuhu has been providing the updates on how is team is faring in preparations ahead of the 2021 World Cup qualifier with Nigeria.
Though football remain suspended in Ghana, the Black Maidens were granted permision to enter camp by the President Nana Akuffo-Addo to resume camping ahead of their international assignment.
The players and officials were subjected to Covid-19 tests while training is also been held under strict Covid-19 safety protocols.
Unfortunately there have been a confirmation of 7 cases of covid-19 after the tests coming from players of both the National Female U-20 and U-17 sides (who are both camping at the same venue).
Speaking from the team’s camping base at Cape Coast, Baba Nuhu has told the Ghana FA’s official website that training has been good so far.
“The training has been good so far and you know under this [coronavirus case] situation, we have to revise our training schedule,” Baba Nuhu said.
“We know we have to observe all the protocols which we have not forgotten, so what we are doing now is more of individual work, trying to see how we can work individually, not as one person.
“We will still be in groups but more of individual work, so to be able to observe all the protocols. The players have been wearing the nose masks but once we come to training, it is taken off and after training, they put it on again, even at dining.
“We are fully aware of whatever that is happening and we are very careful. I am sure in the coming weeks; everything will be normal, then, we can revise our training accordingly.”
Ghana’s Black Maidens are seeking a seventh straight appearance at the U-17 World Cup and welcome Nigeria for the first leg in October.
The winner over two legs qualifies to the tournament in India in february-March 2021 after it was moved from its original date of November 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.