Head coach of the Black Queens Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has stressed on the need of foreign clubs to release their players to national duties ahead of their Olympics qualifiers campaign.
Black Queens moved back to their usual camping base in Prampram few weeks and have since played two friendly games winning both against division one team Fire Service Ladies and U16 boys.
Halifax trainer, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, who doubles as the coach for the Black Queens expressed her displeasure on how foreign based clubs have denied call ups to 3 players who are supposed to be in camp with the Queens.
Speaking to NBSportslive, she said:
“I’m hoping my three foreign based players that I’ve invited will be allowed to report to camp by their clubs. Clubs refusing to allow them to come claiming they have crucial matches to to play on certain dates and they can only released them on 25th of August, meanwhile we playing our first match of the 28th of August 2019.
Despite the hitch-free preparations, the coach stressed on the need to have those players before traveling to Gabon. “ She went on to state that FIFA rules allow the players to report national assignment two weeks to a competition.
“But I hope the FA and the ministry will do all they can to help the girls report before the said date. Ghana will kick start the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers against Gabon on August 28.