Head coach of the Ghana Senior Women’s National team, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, has slammed the Ghana Football Association’s behavior and attitude towards the development of women’s football in the country.
Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo was speaking to the media following the Black Queens’ 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the on going Aisha Buhari Cup tournament in Lagos on Monday.
The former player and referee states women’s football in Ghana is deteriorating because of the lackadaisical attitude of the GFA 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”.
“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 honor 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.