Haiti’s female footballers stay fit in a time of Covid-19

Published on 24 March 2020
Haiti’s U-14 team which won Group 3 of the 2019 CFU Girls’ Challenge Series


CROIX-DES-BOUQUEST, Haiti (March 24, 2020) — Even as they adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols, Haiti’s young female footballers are keeping fit while they mark the time when they may return to competitive play.

The Fédération Haitienne de Football (FHF) has suspended competitions in all divisions, following the mandatory restrictions enacted to help combat the pandemic, President Yves Jean Bart said.

He, however, noted that the women and girls, comprising the U-11, U-13, U-15, U-17, U-20 and senior women, who reside at the Center Technique National Academy are in stay-fit mode.

“We have decreed a full quarantine of 40 days by closing the center completely; no outside person has the right to enter the space of the center. We have scheduled training sessions in small groups of seven to eight players throughout the day,” President Jean Bart said.

“They have all the facilities with a doctor, physical therapist, coach, cook, etc.,” he added

Like every other football administration, the FHF is monitoring the evolution of the pandemic and awaiting the instructions of the authorities.

“We maintain close contact with the clubs in the hope that our teams will return to the field soon,” President Jean Bart said.

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