Black Queens, Ghana’s senior female team beat Police Ladies 5-0 in their latest trial match in preparation towards their 2020 Olympic qualifier against Gabon next week.
The match played on the astro turf at the Ghanaman Centre of Soccer Excellence at Prampram, saw the Queens beat the visiting Police team with two goals each from Elizabeth Owusuaa and Ophelia Okyere while Priscilla Okyere also got on the score sheet.
The Police Ladies as they lined up for the game against the Black Queens
After the game, head coach Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo expressed satisfaction of the progress being made by the team and was confident that they will be ready for the first leg of the qualifier which will be away in Libreville on August 28.
“I think we are picking up steadily and will be ready for Gabon,” she said.
Last week, the Queens won 2-1 against Fire Service Ladies and Coach Tagoe Quarcoo admitted that the performance of the team against Police Ladies was an improvement.
Coach Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo explains a point
“Comparing our performance in the game against Police to the game against Fire Service last week, I will say there has been significant improvement. We are still not up there yet as the preparations have just begun, but surely we will step up our training in readiness for the Gabon trip,” she emphasised.
Coach Tagoe Quarcoo was, however, concerned that the three foreign-based players she had invited were yet to join the team, expressing the hope that they can make it in good time so they can join the team to Libreville.
The three foreign-based players, Portia Boakye (Djurgårdens IF, Sweden), Janet Egyir (Afturelding Fram, Iceland) and Alice Kusi (Shabab Al-Ordon, Jordan) are part of the players called up for camping, but they were yet to be released by their clubs.