True to the words of the ministry, the injured players of the Black Princesses have successfully undergone surgery.

After qualifying for the 9th edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France last year, the Black Princesses were bedevilled with a myriad of unfortunate circumstances, culminating in the team’s abysmal showing at the global showpiece – , winning just a match.

Cardinal among these unfortunate events were the injuries which denied key players Princella Adubea, Kubra Adizatu Mustapha, Gladys Amfobea, Anima Naomi, Sonia Opoku and Uwaisa Mawia a chance of displaying their talents to the World.

Adubea’s absence had a telling effect on the team as the Princesses struggled at the biennial tournament – scoring twice and conceding 8 goals in the absence of the prolific forward due to a knee injury.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports, regularly criticized for neglecting and relegating Women’s football to the background honoured their promise by ensuring all the injured players successfully went through surgery.

The players are currently in rehab at the nation’s premium medical centre Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Adubea and her teammates are expected to be back in action in April this year.