The national U-20 Women’s team, otherwise known as Black Princesses are set to travel to France for a 7-day tour following a partnership agreement between the Ghana Football Association and the French Football Federation (FFF).
Delivering a speech at the France Embassy, Vice President Mark Addo applauded the France Embassy for the initiative and entreated the team to make the best out of the project.
“This initiative aligns seamlessly with the GFA’s Women’s football strategy that aims at elevating women’s football in Ghana.
''It is a strategic move not just about participation but promoting excellence at the global stage and also extending the cultural and economic relationship that Ghana and France have enjoyed over the years''.
''The qualification of the Black Princesses to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Colombia is a testament to how women’s football has developed in Ghana''.
''The benefit of this program extend beyond football but about building bridges between cultures and fostering mutual understanding and showcasing football as a unifier''
''We are grateful to the French embassy in Ghana and the French Football Federation and all those who have worked tirelessly to make this project a reality''
''As we send off our Princesses to Clairefontaine, I want to remind them that they represent the hopes and aspirations of every young girl. Remember your roots and where you come from and that you represent Ghana as noble ambassadors"
"With determination and dedication to work hard and lay the foundation to the young girls aspiring to be in your shoes. Let this experience be a stepping stone to greater achievements for you and women’s football in Ghana"
"I wish to retreat my deepest gratitude to the French Ambassador, the French Government and the French Football Federation for their unwavering support. Together, we are shaping futures and changing lives and I hope we continue to strengthen the existing cordial relationship that has existed over the years. Long live Ghana, along live France" Vice President Mark Addo added.
The Project dubbed "Ghana Olympique-GO!" led by the France Embassy is a strategic initiative that will help professionalize Women's football for over 20 Ghanaian players, coaches, and referees” he concluded.
In attendance was Project lead and Coordinator, Janice Odonkor and Zainab Abubakar Bamba, Communication assistant at the Ghana Football Association.
The Black Princesses will depart Accra for France on Saturday, February 10,2024. The team will stay in France until February 17, 2024.