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WAFU Women Cup Semi-Final: Ghana Players Vow To Beat Falcons For Coach

. Ghana’s Black Queens players

Ahead of today’s WAFU women semi-final clash in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana’s Black Queens players are determined to beat Nigeria for their coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, as a way of showing their support.

The two football giants rekindle their rivalry in another grudge game as they both set their sights on the final and the trophy at stake. The Black Queens promised to make their coach proud as they strive to be in the final.

At a pre-match press conference on Wednesday, captain Portia Boakye said they were keen on beating Nigeria at all cost. “We are of the rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria and how Nigeria have had an edge over Ghana.

“Coach has told us about how 20 years ago, she and her teammates were denied the Africa Women’s Championship trophy by Nigeria. On Thursday, we want to win for her to, at least, make up for that loss. Yes we want to be in the final, but the victory will be for our coach,” Boakye said at the press conference.

Priscilla Okyere shared similar sentiments, saying while they were happy to have worked with other coaches, they felt a sense of pride being handled by one of their own, and wanted so much to win to make her proud.

We want her to be proud of us and also what she is achieving with the Queens. Tomorrow when we line up, we carry that sense of duty on to the pitch,” Okyere also said. Both sides are not giving much away in terms of game plan but the two sides have been strategizing and interestingly keeping their training sessions away from each other.

Meanwhile, Coach Mercy insists her ladies are poised for victory and are psyched up both mentally and technically for this evening’s crucial game.



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