2020 Olympics qualifiers: Black Queens to begin camping Monday

Author: Beatrice Laryea
The Black Queens

The national senior women’s football team, Black Queens will begin a residential camping at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram from Monday, August 5 to prepare towards the 2020 Olympics Games qualifiers.

The Queens will engage their Gabonese counterparts in a two legged qualifier fixture with the first encounter scheduled to come off on August 26, while the second leg will be played on September 3.

Ghana was among seven other countries namely Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea which drew bye in the preliminary round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and they are expected take on their respective opponents in the second round of the qualifiers.

The Queens, who missed out on a FIFA World Cup ticket after an abysmal performance at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations last year are chasing their first appearance at the Olympic Games.

The Ghanaians will assemble for the first time since winning bronze at the 2019 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B Tournament held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in May.

The 2020 Olympic Games will start from July 24 to August 9, 2020.