Black Queens head coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo aims at becoming the first coach to qualify the nation to the Olympic Games.
Mercy, 42, is one of the rare breeds in association football to have gone through almost all the facets of the game. She played football to the highest level; helping Ghana secure her maiden berth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1999 and losing to Nigeria in the maiden edition of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in 1998.
She ventured into refereeing and passed with flying colours officiating in the finals of the 2008 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. After dropping her whistle Mercy dived into coaching and has not looked back since.
After the exit of then head coach Mas’ud Didi Dramani, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo was promoted as interim manager where she led the Queens to victory against Cote d’Ivoire in the 2018 WAFU Women’s Competition.
Currently the substantive head coach of the senior women’s national team, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo aims to do exploits with the team.
“Qualification to majorcompetitions such as 2020 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Olympic Games,” she told CAFonline.com in an exclusive interview culled by sportscorna.com.
She continued: “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,” she revealed but acknowledged the difficulty, “I know it won’t be easy, but with the support of all stakeholders, we can achieve them.