The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the two-legged Africa U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers scheduled for next month because of the travel restrictions imposed in some African countries due to COVID-19.
Ghana’s U20 Women’s National Team, the Black Princesses resumed camp in Cape Coast last Friday in preparation for their fixture with Guinea-Bissau after being granted permission by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
CAF released a statement to this effect, confirming it has postponed the fixtures.
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will take place in Costa Rica and Panama in January 2021.
A statement from CAF read: “Due to travel restrictions across parts of Africa as a result of COVID-19, the qualifiers for the Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica/Panama 2020 scheduled for September 2020 has been postponed.
“The first round first leg was fixed for 3-5 September 2020 with the return leg from 10-12 September 2020.
“The revised fixtures for the qualifiers will be announced in due course after consultation with various stakeholders.
“Meanwhile, Caf is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities with regards to the hosting of the matches, and will make pronouncements accordingly in the event of developments that will affect playing a match at the designated venue.”
Two teams will qualify to represent Africa at the final tournament from 20 January – 6 February 2021 in Costa Rica and Panama.