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Ghana: Seven U20, U17 players test positive for COVID-19

Seven players from both the Black Princesses and Black Maidens have tested positive for COVID-19, few days after they started camping.

The development has thrown their preparation into total disarray, according to reports gathered by Starrfm.com.gh.

The results were revealed after Players, technical team members and officials of the Black Maidens (Women, U-17) and Black Princesses (Women, U-20) underwent the mandatory covid-19 tests with the laid down protocols from FIFA and CAF for resumption of football.

The infected players have been quarantined while the rest of the playing body will undergo some physiological training before training begins this week.

The GFA will now work with the Ghana Health Service officials to make a final determination on whether the camp should be completely called off following the revelation.

The two teams were made to start training after the President Nana Akufo Addo gave them a special dispensation because their qualifiers were looming.

CAF on Sunday postponed matches of the qualifiers for the women’s junior national teams across Africa because several countries had not opened their borders to enable teams to travel.

The Black Princesses are preparing to play Guinea Bissau in a 2021 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier.

The Black Maidens who smashed Liberia 10-0 in a two-legged World Cup qualifier in March have a date against rivals Nigeria in October, 2020.

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