Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo and her 30-woman contingent have set off for the Central region to pitch camp ahead of the WAFU competition. Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, masterminded Ghana’s gold medal in the first edition staged in Cote D’Ivoire.

The head coach of Halifax, this afternoon left the shores of the capital to base in Cape Coast as her team prepares to defend their title against the creme de la creme of West African sides.

Notable names missing from the 30-woman provisional squad are experienced goalie Patricia Mantey, NC special competition best goalkeeper Evelyn Yeboah and top scorer Perpetual Agyekum all failed to make it to the squad.