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Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe struggling to psyche players amid 'no competition'

 Mercy Tagoe Black Queens 678.png Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe

Thu, 3 Sep 2020 Source: ghanaguardian.com

Head coach of Ghana's senior female national team, the Black Queens, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has revealed that motivating her side has proven to be a difficult task.

The Black Queens were preparing and hoping to feature in the African Women’s Cup of Nations which was to come off in December this year.

But CAF cancelled that competition in favour of the CAF Women’s Champions League, a club competition set to begin next year.

Speaking in an interview, Tagoe-Quarcoo says the latest development has affected the psyche of her players.

“We were all disappointed because we started very well, thinking that we were going to continue,’’ she said.

“For women, when we are out of activity for a long time, we start bloating and that is exactly what is happening now."

“Looking at the situation we are finding ourselves in, it is a matter of trying to keep fit for future tournaments... for now the girls are disappointed and I have been encouraging them,’’ the coach added.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are the defending champions of the competition after defeating South Africa in the last edition which Ghana hosted in 2018.

The Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations is expected to make a come back in 2022, where the Black Queens will attempt to bring the trophy home after they were knocked out at the group stage on home soil.

Source: ghanaguardian.com