Second Contingent of Ghana’s Under 20 Female Team set for France today.
Ten of Ghana’s Female Under 20 team players will today fly out of the country to join the first batch of players and technical team members that left for France on Monday, July 30 after FIFA failed to get all 21 players to board one plane.
Black Princesses had initially failed to tour Spain as part of the preparation to the 2018 FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup, with some arranged friendly games to keep the team ready for the tournament cancelled due to inability to ensure all team members get Visas on time.
Coach Yusif Basigi and his lasses had to halt training along the line due to Ghana government’s abruptly calling for the Ghana Football Association’s office to be closed due to an investigative journalism work by Anas Aremeyaw Anas which revealed some top officials of the Association including the former FIFA Executive Member, Former CAF’s First Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi on camera taking gifts and making promises which were entirely contrary to the FIFA Code of Ethics.
Ghana had failed to make it out of the first round of the FIFA Under 20 Female World Cup and will be looking to better the poor showing when they kick-start the tournament on Sunday, August 5 against host, France amidst the inconsistencies in their preparations.
FIFA teamed up with CAF and the government of Ghana to form a liaison team to ensure Ghana participates in all national assignments. The liaison team hence has been in charge of all arrangements of the Black Princesses.
According to Dan Kweku Yeboah, the Public Relations Officer of the CAF/FIFA Liaison Team, FIFA failed to get all the traveling contingent of Ghana’s Under 20 Female team to France yesterday.
All 8 technical team members and 11 out of the 21 players of the Black Princesses team made it out of the country yesterday, Monday at exactly 6:50PM with the rest of the playing contingent preparing to leave the country today.
“It’s true that only 11 players and 8 technical team members left Ghana for France yesterday. The rest will be joining the team today.”
“We should know that when it comes to international competitions, FIFA handles all the travelling arrangements”
“According to FIFA they couldn’t get all the players on the same flight yesterday. It is not the fault of the Liaison team or the Ghana Ministry of Youth and Sports. FIFA made the arrangement not us.”
In Group A, Ghana will play France in the opening day before games against The Netherlands at Stade de la Rabine, Vannes and New Zealand at Stade Guy Piriou, Concarneau.