Interim coach of Black Queens, Mercy Tagoe Quaicoo has revealed that there is more demanded pressure in refereeing as compared to coaching.
The former referee was speaking on Happy Sports in Accra when she shared her experience as a coach relative to her previous status as a Referee.
“There is a lot of pressure in refereeing than Coaching. Being an experienced referee helps me a lot in advising my Girls on the field”. Mercy disclosed.
She went on to talk about how she managed to lead the Black Queens to win the WAFU women’s tournament held in Ivory Coast.
“I was not really worried when we lost our first game against La Cote D’Ivoire”
“Burkina Faso was the only team that gave me a tough time but luckily for us, the girls were tactically discipline” she said.
Mercy went on to reveal thus, “Burkina Faso came with 3 guys to play as girls. I have a clip of them. Everybody was talking about them”
She went on to praise her players for the good job done which saw two of them winning awards, “All my players were excellent to a point where the organisers found it difficult in choosing the best player after our games”
She also assured female footballers of a bright future to play for the Black Queens, “My doors are open for all female footballers out there”
Mercy also explained thus “My critics helped me a lot because the criticism rather strengthened me and motivated me to do well”.
“Am already doing the job so if am given the full mandate am ready to work for Mother Ghana, Mercy Tagoe confirmed.
The Black Queens Coach went on to comment on officiating during the WAFU tournament, “Performance of referees was average. Most of the referees were up and coming that contributed to some of the minor mistakes we encountered”.
“We have a friendly match against Japan and Morocco so after the one week break, we will start with the preparation ” Mercy disclosed to Happy Sports.
Mercy Tagoe also said that she is not prepared yet to handle any premier league side, “I am not ready to coach any premier team “