Black Queens head coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has admitted there is pressure on her team to defend the WAFU cup which kick starts on May 8.

The former Black Queens defender now turned coach led her side to the ultimate in the maiden edition – defeating Cote D’Ivoire in the finals a years ago.

Ahead of their first game against Senegal on May 8, she admitted in a pre-match conference that her outfit is under pressure to defend the trophy they won in 2018.

“Sure [there’s pressure] because, you have won the maiden edition. It’s a record and everybody wants to make sure that whoever meets the defending champions will play at her best to flaw us [the defending champions] in order to take the cup from us.

“So we [Black Queens] are the main target, because the cup is in our custody.  Everybody who meets Ghana is there to make sure that we are defeated.”

Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo and her 20-man contingent will begin their quest for back-to-back WAFU glory against Senegal at the Robert Champroux stadium tomorrow.