The Normalization Committee has confirmed the appointment of Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo as head Coach of the Women National team, Black Queens ahead for next month’s Wafu Zone B Women’s Championship, Cote d’Ivoire 2019.
The ex-international will be assisted by Ampem Darkoa Ladies coach Nana Joe Adarkwah during her latest interim appointment.
Tagoe-Quarcoo, after winning the 2018 Wafu Women Championship with the Black Queens, dropped to the assistant coach, allowing former Asante Kotoko and AshantiGold trainer Bashir Hayford to take over the team for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on home-soil.
With a vacuum created by the departure of Hayford after the Women Afcon disaster, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has been tasked to for the second time lead the Black Queens to the Wafu Zone B Championship which kicks off on May 8.
The Black Queens will begin camping Monday at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium and are scheduled to leave for Cote d’Ivoire on May 5.
Member of the Normalization Committee Member Naa Odofoley Nortey tells Starr Sports her outfit expect Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo and her team to defend the WAFU B title.
“They have to defend it and bring the cup back to Ghana. We want to keep the Cup in Ghana permanently; that’s the plan,” she told Starr Sports.
She also revealed that the decision by her outfit to allow the Black Queens to Camp in Cape Coast is to avoid distractions.
“We realized that when they camp in Accra the external influence is too much. So this time round, we want to do an intense camping away from all the media distractions.
Ghana will know their group opponents for the May 8-18 tournament when the draw ceremony is held at au Jardin du Rail du Plateau in Abidjan on Tuesday, April 16.
Other teams to participate in the tournament include hosts Cote d’Ivoire, African champions Nigeria, Togo, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Stade Felix Houphouet-Boiney and Robert Champroux will host the 8-nation Championship.