Black Queens captain – Elizabeth Addo has questioned the gravitas with which the Ghana Football Association [GFA] and the Ministry of Youth and Sports [MOYS] attach to women’s football.
The Black Queens have been drawn in a very difficult group [WAFU B] against the likes of Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Super Falcons ahead of the 2022 Total AWCON Qualifiers.
Ghana will face three-time defending champion – Nigeria in October, but whereas the Black Queens are yet to know their training schedule, the Super Falcons on the other hand have already began preparations towards the all important fixture.
In fact, the coach of the Black Queens [Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo] in an a post draw interview with Samuel Fiifi Bartels on MX24 TV could not even answer questions on how her team is preparing to face the nine-time African champions.
Coach Randy Waldrum’s side [Super Falcons] are currently playing in the summer series invitational tournament in the United State of America where they have already played against Jamaica [0-1], Portugal [3-3] and will face USA in the final game on Thursday at the Austin Stadium.
This has forced Elizabeth Mensah who plays for Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Damallsvenskan to question why the GFA and the MOYS have suddenly turned a blind eye to the senior female national soccer team with regards to their training programme.
“We saw Nigeria play Portugal last night and they gave a beautiful account of themselves. This is a team we play a crucial qualifier game with in a few months and their preparations is enviable,” the Black Queens captain wrote via her social media handle.
She further reiterated that the team will need an international friendly games to sharpen up.
“Black Queens need good international games to get ready. Please listen to us for once,” she added.
The winner of the Ghana vs. Nigeria game will face the winner of the Niger vs. Cote d’Ivoire match.
Aggregate winners from the preliminary round will qualify to join hosts [Morocco] in the final tournament.
Meanwhile, the 2022 CAF Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Morocco will double as a qualifying competition for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.