News from the camp of Ghana’s Women’s U20 national team ahead of their opening match at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica has it that deputy captain Evelyn Badu who suffered an ankle injury has been ruled out of the tournament.
The CAF inter-club women’s Player of the year will miss Ghana’s opening game with USA and the other fixtures against Japan and the Netherlands in Group D.
The news was confirmed by the football governing body this morning stating, “Captain of the Black Princesses, Evelyn Badu may miss the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after sustaining an ankle injury in the team’s training in Costa Rica ahead of the Group D opener against USA on Thursday,” Ghana Football Association announced.
“The Avaldnes midfielder is currently in POP awaiting scan results to confirm the extent of injury to the ankle.”
“The medical team and management are providing the captain with all the required support at this moment to get her back on her feet.”
Badu, who won two awards at the 2022 CAF Awards, is undoubtedly one of the team’s most important players, and her injury could jeopardise the team’s chances of reaching the knockout stage for the first time.
Black Princesses have never made it out of the group stage in this tournament, having failed in their previous five attempts.
Following the USA, they will face Japan and the Netherlands in other group games.