National team coaches and players elated with ease of restrictions

Accra, July 27, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's announcement that two national teams can resume camping to prepare for their respective assignments has been met with excitement from coaches and players.

The two national teams including the Black Maidens (Female U-17) and Black Princesses (Female U-20) would be able to kick start preparations towards their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau respectively.

Yusif Basigi, Head Coach of the Black Princesses, is excited with the President's decision to ease restrictions likewise Captain of the side, Justice Ama Tweneboah.

"I am elated that finally the President, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo has eased the restrictions for us to begin camping.

"During the lockdown, I engaged the players individually to monitor their training via video recordings just to make sure their endurance level is not compromised.

"Now that we are to resume camping, I believe at least those exercises will help boost the teamwork quickly,'' Basigi said.

Captain of the side, Tweneboah added," On behalf of my teammates, I want to use this opportunity to thank the President for the opportunity given us to start training.

"Since the beginning of the break, we have been engaging in individual training but we all know it is not as effective as team training. This opportunity will help us get back in shape for the task ahead. We as players are happy about the news. Thank you, Mr. President."

Baba Nuhu, Head Coach of the Black Maidens was also elated about the fact that he can train with the team as a group following the green light given by the President

"I am so happy and glad that the President has given us the green light to start camping towards our last hurdle.

"I gave out several exercises during the restriction period to all the players who were in camp before the break.

"My technical team and I did this in bid to keep them active. I am glad that now we can group together as a team to fine-tune our preparations,'' he told GFA Communications.

"On behalf of my teammates, we are very happy and excited that after FIFA and CAF had given the go-ahead to resume the qualifiers, today the President has also given us the green light to begin camping.

"The the entire team is very happy about our coming back to the field. I believe together we will be able to put the team in very good shape ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria," Captain of the side, Basira Alhassan said.