Black Queens manager, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has bemoaned the inability of her side to train on astro turf ahead of the looming WAFU tournament.

The reigning champions of the WAFU tournament have been pitched in the same group with Senegal, next-door neighbours, Togo and hosts Cote D’Ivoire in Group A.

Ghana’s group games will be played on astro turf but as at the time of writing (this article) the Queens are yet to practice on the artificial turf resorting to natural grass in their preparations.

Head coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo lauded the efforts of both the ministry and the interim GFA for making the necessary provisions.

“I think so far the Ministry [of Youth and Sports] in conjunction with the Normalisation Committee are on the right path in terms of arrangements [for the Black Queens].

“We are in camp, our food, sleep and anything essential for a team is in good condition.”

The gaffer was however not pleased with the inability of her team to train on the astro turf with barely a week to the start of the competition.

“The only challenge we have is the inability of the team to practice on the astro turf.

“Although authorities are working around the clock to fix this situation for us in order to train before we leave for the competition.

“I believe by the close of Wednesday, whatever measures and arrangements will be put in place. But apart from that, everything is perfect.” she told NBSportslive.

The three-time AWCON finalists begin their title defense against Senegal on May 8.

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
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