Falconets' second game against Black Princesses will go on despite Ghanaian president's passing

Fears that the second friendly game between the U-20 female teams of Ghana and Nigeria will be cancelled have been dispelled

The sudden death of John Atta Mills, Ghana’s president will not derail the return leg of the international friendly match between the Falconets and the Black Princesses scheduled for the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday.

Dilichukwu Onyedinma, a board Member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disclosed this on Wednesday. The teams had met on Tuesday at the same venue with the Nigerian team beaten 3-2.

"We have just been informed by the Ghana FA that the game will still be played on Thursday," said Onyedinma who is the leader of delegation to Ghana.

"We have spoken to the girls to forget the loss and brace up for tomorrow’s game which they have promised to win in order to redeem the nation's image," Onyedinma added.

Tuesday’s loss was the Nigerian team's first loss at the age-grade category to one of its closest rivals as matches between both countries, at any level, irrespective of the teams involved have never been taken lightly.

Both countries are using the matches to prepare for next month’s FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan where they will be representing the continent.