Mercy Quarcoo Tagoe, head of coach of Ghana’s senior national women’s football team, the Black Queens has named her final squad to represent Ghana at the 2019 Women’s West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tourney, to be staged in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 8-18 May.
Quarcoo Tagoe pruned her squad down from an initial 30 to 25 before the current 20 to fine-tune preparations for the tourney, scheduled to commence in eight days.
The former Black Queens striker who guided her squad to win the maiden competition after beating hosts Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 in the final, is poised to defend the title with her charges in the competition.
The five players who couldn’t meet the final cut were; Elmina Sea Lions’ duo Abigail Tawiah Owusu and Elizabeth Owusuaa, Immigration Ladies’ Faustina Kyereme, captain of Samaria Ladies Leticia Adjei and Veronica Darkwa who plays for Ashtown Ladies.
Herein the full squad for the tournament
Goalkeepers: Fafali Dumehasi – Police Ladies, Azume Adams – Prisons Ladies, Barikisu Isshaku – Northern Ladies.
Defenders: Janet Agyir – Hasaacas Ladies, Gladys Amfobea – LadyStrikers FC, Justice Tweneboa- Ampem Darkoa, Ellen Coleman – Ladystrikers FC, Anatasia Akyaa – Sea Lions FC, Blessing Agbomadzi – Sea Lions ladies, Rita Okyere – Prisons Ladies
Midfielders: Grace Asantewaa- Ampem Darkoaa Ladies, Diana Weige – Halifax Ladies, Juliet Acheampong – Prisons Ladies, Grace Animah – Police Ladies, Evelyn Badu – Hasaacas Ladies and Linda Addai of Soccer Intellectuals.
Forwards: Mavis Owusu – Ampem Darkoaa, Alice Kusi – Fabulous Ladies, Mukarama Abdulai -Northern Ladies, Jane Ayieyam -Police Ladies