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18.09.2021 Women Football

'They used to be our girlfriends' - Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo speaks on Black Queens defeat to South Africa

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
'They used to be our girlfriends' - Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo speaks on Black Queens defeat to South Africa
LISTEN SEP 18, 2021

Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has praised Banyana Banyana in a very strange manner following their emphatic win.

The South African female national team whipped the Black Queens of Ghana 3-0 in the Aisha Buhari Cup being played in Nigeria.

The Black Queens were seeking to get their campaign off to a flying start but that backfired as South Africa outclassed them in a dominant display at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena.

The two teams met on Friday in their opening group B encounter and the South Africans won thanks to goals from Hildah Magaia, Thembi Kgatlana and Sibulele Holweni.

After the game, when asked about the rise of South African women’s football, Tagoe-Quarcoo shockingly praised the Bayana Bayana after their win.

“Oh, they are a marvellous team. They are a team that has gone to a World Cup and back just recently can never compare to a team that has stayed home.”

She went on to highlight the difference in the fortunes of the two countries in terms of developing women’s football by stating that Ghana had always been better than the South Africans.

However, she decided to use the strangest of metaphors by describing Ghana’s dominance over South Africa as follows:

“South Africa used to be our girlfriends. We used to use them anyhow we wanted,” she added.

The Black Queens are scheduled to take on Cameroon on Monday, September 20, in the second game of the tournament.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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