President of Ghana. H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has given permission for the Black Starlets and Black Satellites to resume camping after an appeal by the Ghana Football Association ‘s leadership through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The approval was captured in a letter dated 11 August 2020 sent to the GFA, signed by the President’s Secretary, Nana Bediatuo Asante.
“Approval was given for the teams to resume camping for the U-17 Tournament and U-20 Tournament to allow the team to prepare for their respective competitions. This approval is given according to the specified protection being strictly adhered to. Please recognize the best wishes of the President “the letter read.
The two National Teams broke camp in March as part of the country ‘s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the suspension of public meetings and all sporting events.
In response to the report, GFA Secretary-General Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq,) thanked the President for approving the Association’s submission.
“We are extremely pleased that our petition has been promptly accepted by the Presidency and we are extremely grateful to His Excellency,” Prosper Harrison Addo
“The GFA would also like to thank the President’s Office and the President’s Adviser, the Chief of Staff, the Minister of Sports and the Ministry of Youth and Culture, the Government Task Force COVID-19 and the National Sports Authority,” Mr. Addo added.
The Black Starlets trained for an upcoming WAFU Championship scheduled for Benin from 17 to 31 October 2020. Although the Satellites are also training for their upcoming WAFU Zone B tournament scheduled for November 14-29, 2020, in Togo. Mauritania is set to host the 2021 U-20 AFCON tournament.