The senior female national team, the Black Queens, will today attempt a double over Les Pantherese of Gabon in the second round second leg of the 2020 Olympic Games football qualifiers at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Head Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo is not relenting in her quest to see off the visitors in a style similar to that of the first leg.
The Black Queens take a 3-0 first leg advantage into the game but the coach has insisted that is no reason to be complacent, adding that the team will go all out against the Gabonese.
Speaking to the media after her final training session yesterday at the Accra Sports Stadium, she stated that her charges are going into the game like it was the first leg.
“Football is a game full of uncertainties so we want to tread with caution. We went there to beat them 3-0 but it does not make them a bad team.”
According to her the Gabonese are a good side and can shock the Queens if they fail to approach the game with the seriousness it deserves.
Coach Tagoe-Quarcoo who was a member of the Black Queens team that participated in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup believes qualifying the team to the quadrennial football competition in Tokyo next year would be a perfect icing on an illustrious career in football that has seen her officiate at the FIFA Women’s World Cup as well.
Black Queens will face the Harambee Starlets of Kenya in the next round of qualifiers after the latter saw off Malawi on a 5-3 aggregate over the weekend.
The Gabonese who arrived on Sunday evening have not given up yet as they hope a luck smiles on them to cause a major upset.
BY RAYMOND AKUMEY