Dropping players is a tedious task- Mercy Tagoe

Black Queens head Coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo says it was difficult naming her final list of 20 players for this year’s West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tournament.

Tagoe made her final list from the 25 players who were in camp having made the cut from the initial 30 invited to prepare for the tournament.

The Queens are due to leave for Abidjan on Friday to begin their title defence on May 9 against Mali in Group B which also has Nigeria and Niger.

‘Honestly, it was a tedious task in trimming the squad [from 30 players to 20]. Because, those that couldn’t make it to the final squad are equally good as those in camp currently,” she told NBSportslive.

”It’s just that, we had more than excess in certain positions and thus we had to let go of some of them.

”It’s difficult and painful [on the part of the players] to train and get close only to be eliminated by virtue of limited spaces available. It was difficult.”

The final squad
Goalkeepers

Fafali Dumehasi – Police Ladies
Azume Adams – Prisons Ladies
Barikisu Isshaku – Northern Ladies

Defenders
Janet Agyir – Hasaacas Ladies
Gladays Amfobea – LadyStrikers FC
Justice Tweneboa- Ampem Darkoa
Ellen Coleman – Ladystrikers FC
Anatasia Akyaa – Sea Lions FC
Blessing Agbomadzi – Sea Lions Ladies
Rita Okyere – Prisons Ladies

Midfielders
Grace Asantewaa- Ampem Darkoaa Ladies
Diana Weige – Halifax Ladies
Juliet Acheampong – Prisons Ladies
Grace Animah – Police Ladies
Evelyn Badu – Hasaacas Ladies
Linda Addai – Soccer Intellectuals

Forwards
Mavis Owusu – Ampem Darkoaa
Alice Kusi – Fabulous Ladies
Mukarama Abdulai -Northern Ladies
Jane Ayieyam – Police Ladies

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