Reigning champions of the WAFU Zone B cup, Black Queens of Ghana, will make use of the astro turf facility at Mfantsipim Senior High School as they step up preparations for their title defense.

The refreshing news will settle some discomfort with the technical handlers, as they complained the use of natural grass in their preparatory games might affect them when the competition kicks start on May 8.

Contrary to initial speculations in the media, Ghana will play her remaining preparatory games on Mfantsipim’s astro turf.

The three-time AWCON finalists have pitched camp in Cape Coast as they prepare feverishly for the second edition of the WAFU tournament.

Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo and her 30-woman provisional squad, which will be trimmed to 25 tomorrow have been busy since they moved to their base in the coastal town, playing two friendly matches, losing one yesterday and winning the other emphatically against Combined Forces.

The Queens are expected to leave the shores of Ghana to neighbouring Cote D’Ivoire on May 5 before starting their campaign with Senegal, three days after their arrival.