Black Queens Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has trimmed his provisional WAFU Cup of Nations squad by evicting five players.
She took the decision after 10 days of camping and playing three test matches in Cape Coast.
The quintet includes Joyce Antwiwaa (Ashtown Ladies), El-Shaddai Acheampong (Kumasi Sports Academy), Horlali Attivor (Kumasi Sports Academy), Rabi Musa (Fabulous Ladies) and Samira Abdul-Rahman (PearlPia Ladies).
Tagoe-Quarcoo and her technical will further reduce the squad size from 25 to 21 for the tournament next month in Abidjan.
Black Queens’ Squad:
Goalkeepers: Fafali Dumehasi (Police Ladies), Barikisu Isshaku (Northern Ladies), Abigail Tawiah-Mensah (Sea Lions), Azume Adams (Prisons Ladies).
Defenders: Janet Agyir (Hasaacas Ladies), Gladys Amfobea (LadyStrikers), Justice Tweneboa (Ampem Darkoa), Ellen Coleman (LadyStrikers), Anastasia Akyaa (Sea Lions), Linda Addai (Soccer Intellectuals), Rita Okyere (Prisons Ladies), Grace Ntiful (Hasaacas Ladies) and Veronica Darkwah (Ashtown Ladies).
Midfielders: Juliet Acheampong (Prisons), Grace Asantewaa (Ampem Darkoa), Diana Weige (Halifax Ladies), Blessing Agbomadzi (Sea Lions).
Strikers: Alice Kusi (Fabulous), Mavis Owusu (Ampem Darkoa), Mukarama Abdulai (Northern Ladies), Jane Ayieyam (Police Ladies), Ernestina Tetteh (Halifax), Elizabeth Owusua (Sea Lions), Grace Animah (Police Ladies), Faustina Kyeremeh (Immigration Ladies) and Leticia Adjei (Samara Ladies).
Meanwhile the Coach has stated that the team’s preparation for the WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations defence will be incomplete if they fail to get an artificial pitch to train on.
The team is currently training at Cape Coast on natural grass for the eight-team tournament in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
”Preparation has gone well, but the only challenge is that we will be playing on an astro turf in Cote D’Ivoire during the competition and so failure to train on an artificial pitch will put us in a disadvantaged position,” she told NBSportslive
”But I understand authorities are speaking to Mfantsipim Senior High School for us to use their astro turf.”