Interim coach of Black Queens, Mercy Tagoe, has commended her players for their qualification to the maiden Women’s West Africa Football tournament in Ivory Coast.
The Queens sealed a remarkable semi-final berth by thrashing neighbours, Burkina Faso, 4-0 in the final match in the group stages of the competition behind tournament host, Ivory Coast, who defeated the Queens by a lone goal.
“My impression of the game is that my team was tactically disciplined. They were doing the technical and tactical work that I have taught them with regard to passing of the ball, everything was super,” Mrs Tagoe said.
She added that “Whenever you win a match, automatically the feelings become very good and you become very happy.”
Ghana will be facing Nigeria in the semi-final clash of the competition but the former Black Queens player is confident the team will make great strides when they meet their most fierce foe on the continent.
“Whoever goes to war seeks victory and by God’s grace we have managed to make it to the semi-finals stage of the competition,” Mrs Tagoe said.
“We stay in the same hotel with Nigeria and I believe as they are on the verge of topping their group, we could meet them in the semi-final stage, so it will be a pleasure to play them.”
“I watched their game against Mali and I think it will be better for us to meet Mali in the final than Nigeria because the standard of the Nigerians is not what we’ve been accustomed to so if we meet them, I think we have a great chance of making it to the final.”
…with Gottlieb Baako