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21.09.2021 Women Football

Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo criticizes and slams 'joke' Ghana FA for ignoring womens football

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo criticizes and slams 'joke' Ghana FA for ignoring womens football
LISTEN SEP 21, 2021

Head coach of the Black Queens, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, has slammed the Ghana Football Association’s behaviour and attitude towards the development of women’s football.

Mrs Tagoe-Quarcoo was speaking to the media following the Black Queens’ 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the ongoing Aisha Buhari Cup tournament in Lagos on Monday.

Following Ghana's defeat, the former player and referee states women’s football in the West African country is deteriorating because of the lackadaisical attitude of the Ghana Football Association towards women’s football development in the country.

“Coincidentally both sides (Ghana and Cameroon) brought fresh legs into their team, trying to test their pulse and how best they can fit into the team," she said as reported by sportnewsafrica.

“My team for instance, like I told you the last time, South Africa being our sisters and girlfriends brought all their stars and we all know what Thembi Kgatlana can do, and what she is doing and what she will continue to do.

“I respect them so much because they have taken the women’s football to the next level and we all have to look at it and emulate. We are joking, believe you me, we do this today, tomorrow we do that and next time when we are called we think we will get there. When you sleep, others will wake up and do it for you to see.”

Black Queens lost 3-0 to South Africa in their first game of the tournament.

The team Nigeria to honour the invitational tournament without most of the key players including captain, Elizabeth Addo who openly criticized the GFA for the lackadaisical attitude towards the team.

The Black Queens will take on the Super Falcons of Nigeria on 18th October, 2021 in the first leg of the qualifiers for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations to be held in Morocco.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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