Head coach of the Black Queens, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has stressed on the need to start training on an artificial turf ahead of their WAFU Zone B Cup defence.

The Queens moved to their current camp base in Cape Coast last week and have since played two friendly games winning one and losing the other.

Halifax trainer, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, who doubles as the coach for the Black Queens expressed her delight about how preparations have gone ahead of the imminent competition.

Speaking to NBSportslive, she said:

“Preparations has gone on well, because Cape Coast as home to us. Everything including our food and training has been spot on.

Despite the hitch-free preparations, the coach stressed on the need to begin training on astro turf before the competition starts on May 8.

“But the only challenge is that we will be playing on an astro turf in Cote D’Ivoire (during the competition) whiles we are training on natural grass.

“But I understand authorities are speaking to Mfantsipim Senior High School in order to make use of their astro turf facility this week.”

Ghana will kick start the second edition of the WAFU competition against Senegal on May 8.