The Black Queens will depart Ghana this morning via the Kotoka International Airport to Gabon to begin campaign for the Olympic games 2020 qualifiers against Gabon on Wednesday in Libreville.
The team checked in at the Kotoka Airport in Accra on Monday morning where they will take off around 10:00am to Togo before continuing the capital of Gabon, Libreville where the match will take place.
Black Queens head coach Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo has named 18 players for the trip and looks forward to qualifying the Queens for their maiden Olympic tournament since 2000. A contingent of approximately 25 comprising 18 players and seven (7) officials which include a nurse, a physiotherapist and a doctor for the medical team, the coach, assistant coach, goalkeepers’ trainer along with a kits officer.
Coach Mercy Tagoe confirmed to Fox FM the contingent for the trip to Libreville in an interview with Stephen Tetteh via the Fox Drive Sports programme on Monday.
“We are going with 18 players and officials for the technical team we have coach, assistant and goalkeepers’ trainer and for the medical team we have physio, nurse and our kits officer”, Mercy Tagoe confirmed on the Fox Morning Drive Sports programme.
The team has been camping at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram, Accra since August 7 for the Olympic qualifiers, and coach Mercy Tagoe has stated that though the weeks they had for preparations is not enough but she will make good use of the materials at her disposal to ensure Ghana qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 showdown.
“My only vision is to take the team there (to Gabon) and return with victory, the weeks we had for training is not enough but as a good manager, you need to make good use of the available resource you have so the little time I had we’ve prepared with it, so God willing when we go we will do our best and return with victory”, she assured.
Below is the list of 18 players for the trip to Gabon for the first leg in Libreville with the return encounter slated for September 3, 2019 in Cape Coast:
Ophelia Serwaah Amponsah
Millot Abena Pokuaa