Cote d’Ivoire showed more aggression – Black Queens coach

Interim Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has admitted her side lost out to Cote d’Ivoire’s aggressive approach in their Wafu B Womens’ Cup tournament opening match  on Wednesday.

The Ghana senior women’s national team suffered a 1-0 shock defeat at the hands of the hosts courtesy a 64th minute strike by Nina Kpaho Zoté who was also later named best player of the match.

The wasteful Black Queens were made to pay for squandering so many chances that came their way especially in the first half of the game at Stade Robert Champtoux.

“When we weighed the Ivorians up in the opening five minutes, we were sure of beating them but they had physique and aggression to their advantage.”

“We were the better side, more skillful and good on the ball. I think we could have buried the game in the first half because we had many opportunities.

“This is our first game and we’ve learnt the lessons from it. We will try and work on our goal-scoring before meeting our next opponent,” said coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo.

Ghana next face Burkina Faso who hammered Niger 5-1 in their second Group A game on Friday.




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