Mercy Tagoe headlines list of 2018 WISA Achievers Awards winners

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
WISA to honour Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo for her unique achievement in football
WISA to honour Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo for her unique achievement in football

Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo, the coach who led Ghana's Black Queens to the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) glory in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire last February, is to be honoured by the Women In Sports Association (WISA) on September 29.

Tagoe Quarcoo, who was an acting coach, led the Queens to win the maiden edition of the sub-region title, beating hosts, Cote d'Ivoire 1-0 in the final.

And on Saturday, September 29, Tagoe Quarcoo, who has reverted to her original role as an assistant coach of the Queens, will lead the pack of 35 women named as this year's recipients of the WISA Achievers Awards, set up to honour past and present female achievers in sports in their chosen fields.

Hor Halutie will receive the Achievers Award in athletics

Also to be honoured as the Team of the Year are the Black Queens.

The list of awardees was announced by Madam Gloria Commodore, the Founder of WISA, at the launch of this year's event at the the boardroom of the Ghana Olympic Committee on Wednesday.

Also to be honoured are track and field budding star, Hor Halutie, former Queens goalkeeper Memunatu Suleman, Black Princesses striker, Princella Adubea, GTV Sports Plus presenter, Gloria Peprah and Veronica Commey for media, Philipina Frimpong for adminstration and Mrs Helena Williams of the University of Ghana.

Princella Adubea on the 2018 WISA Achievers list

WISA, a Non Govermental Organisation was set up to provide more networking among women in sports, as well as act an advocacy group for women in sports.

The first Achievers Awards ceremony was held last year.

The event, which has attracted Ghandour Cosmetics as the headline sponsors, will take place at the Accra Sports Stadium Media Centre after a health walk early in the morning on the set date.

The Ghandour WISA Achievers Award Winners For 2018:

Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo – Football
Victoria Dowuona – Tennis
Samira Suleman – Football / Charity
Phillipina Frimpong – Administration
Veronica Commey – Media
Memunatu Suleimana – Football
Catherine Morton – Education
Gloria Peprah – Media
Hor Halutie – Athletics
Cylia Baah Danso – Table Tennis
Irene Yarboi – Hockey
Rosemary Ametepe – Boxing
Madam Alice Attipoe – Administration
Black Queens – Football
Gladys Patterson – Supporter
Amy Fynn-Thompson – Media
Helena Williams – Coaching
Akosua Nkansah – Para Badminton
Mary Ennoo – Badminton
Ayishatu Ali Zakaria – Media
Adubea Princella – Football
Kaya Forson – Swimming
Rafatu Inusah – Rugby
Nadia Darley Sackitey – Taekwondo
Cynthia Lamptey – Handball  The winner of the Special Award will be announced on the day of the Awards.