Ghana defender Janet Egyir says little mistakes cost the Black Queens the chance to clinch a spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The 28-year-old defensive pillar has revealed in an interview that she had nursed ambitions to represent Ghana at the quadrennial sports competition.

The Black Queens is amongst several top-ranked female African selections to suffer from an unprecedented exit during the Tokyo qualifiers. The Super Falcons of Nigeria and South Africa were subjected to a similar fate.

Coach Mercy Tagoe’s side suffered a painful exit in the qualification process at the hands of Kenya, and according to Egyir little mistakes made in the two legs against their opponents hurt their chances of progression.

“It was my dream to play in the Olympics but couldn’t qualify with the Queens and it really affected me as a player because that is the wish of every footballer to play to the highest level in his/her career. Little mistakes put us out if the race,” she told

The Tokyo 2020 Games have been postponed to Friday July 23, 2021 to Sunday, August 8, 2021 due to the impact of the CoronaVirus pandemic. It was originally scheduled to take place between 24 July and 9 August 2020.