Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo targets return to big stage for Ghana’s Black Queens

The Black Queens head coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has set her sights on returning Ghana’s senior female national football team to the top of the game.

Ghana, once a dominant force at the senior level in women’s football has slipped from the list of the big guns in recent past.

The Black Queens were once second best to Nigeria’s all conquering side in the late 90’s to early 2000’s but have since been overtaken by the likes of Cameroon, South Africa and in between, a flash in the pan sort of for Equatorial Guinea.

The Black Queens last qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2007 and had an embarrassing showing at the 2018 Africa Women’s Championship even when serving as hosts.

Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo who took the job fully after playing the assistant’s role to Bahsir Hayford during the 2018 tournament, says she is keen on restoring Ghana’s lost glory.

In an interview with CAFOnline, the former national team player shared her objectives as Black Queens head coach.

“(My targets are to secure) Qualification to major competitions such as 2020 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Olympic Games” she told

“Ghana participated in the 2018 edition of the Women’s AFCON as hosts. Prior to that, qualification had been difficult for some time.”

“The same applies to both the FIFA Women’s World Cup which our last appearance was in 2007. Also, Ghana has never qualified to the Olympic Games and its one of the things that I will want to achieve as a coach.”

With the above listed objectives, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has admitted it won’t come easy and she’s braced up for such a tough challenge.

“I know it won’t be easy, but with the support of all stakeholders, we can achieve them,” she remarked.

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