Black Queens head coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has applauded South Africa for their extraordinary investments into women’s footballing while calling on the Ghana Football Association to put in more effort into the sport.
Tagoe-Quarcoo, a former defender for Bluna Ladies and member of the Black Queens team that represented Ghana at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup in the United State of America spoke her heart out at a post match press conference on Monday after guiding her team to beat Cameroon 2-0.
According to the female coach it is about time the GFA took the development of women football serious and stop the wishy-washy approach, using South Africa as the standard on the continent:
“I respect them [South Africa] so much because they’ve taken the women’s football to a certain level that we all have to look at it and emulate,” Tagoe-Quarcoo said.
“We [Ghana] are joking. Believe you, me,” she added.
“We are joking. We do this today, tomorrow we go and sleep, the next time when we are called and then we wake up and we think we’ll get there.
“When you sleep, others will wake and do it for you to see. That’s exactly what South Africa did to us.”
The Ghanaian coach could not sum up without singling out the tormentor-in-chief of the Banyana Banyana and the star of the 2021 Aisha Buhari Cup – Thembi Kgatlana for special praise:
“We all know what Thembi [Kgatlana] can do, what she is doing, and what she’ll continue to do.”
Having beaten the Super Falcons 4-2 to lift the Aisha Buhari Cup, the Banyana Banyana will now shift their attention to the COSAFA Cup which kick off this weekend.
By James K. Attaglo Wilson