Mercy Quarcoo Tagoe has opened up on reason behind the decision to revert to her assistant coaching role in the Black Queens team.
Reports went widespread on Monday that coach Bashir Hayford has been handed the Ghana women’s national team, Black Queens, with Mercy Tagoe demoted to the assistant coaching role.
There have been divergent opinions about the decision by the CAF/FIFA two-man Liaison team as they believe the former Amidaus Professionals deputy trainer has excelled in the position since taking over from Mas Ud Didi Dramani.
“Yes coach Bashir Hayford is my head coach now, first of all I will plead that Ghanaians to have patient with me. I have heard about a lot of things and everybody knows that education has no end and up until the day you die you cannot say you’re done with learning,” she told Happy FM‘s Anopa Bosuo Sports.
“When the team was handed to me ahead of the WAFU tournament in Ivory Coast, I heard lots of things, people said I can’t do the job, however I went and won the ultimate but that does not mean I’m done with learning.”
“Yes I’m a lady and I will never look down, it’s not part of my vocabularies because everything I have decided to do in my life I will do it and God guards me true always, now we are going to play AFCON and need concentration for us to host and win.”
“When I was going to Ivory Coast, I had no assistant so I had to use my goalkeepers trainer as my assistant and it’s wasn’t easy for me but I told myself that I can do it and I did it right. That does not mean I know everything in coaching, everybody knows the pedigree of Bashir Hayford as far as coaching is concerned”
“Coach Hayford is more or less like a big brother to me. I have worked with him at Tema some years ago and I know what he can do, so if such a person is working with me it’s to me a privilege”
“Yes people think I can’t do it and I have proved them wrong still I want to learn, somebody has come who is older than me and he’s with me where the rush. Ghanaians should be patient for me those who want me as head coach God bless them but they should remember I still needs to learn.”
Bashir Hayford is currently with the team at the Ghanaman Soccer School of Excellence in Prampram preparing them for the forthcoming African Women Nations Cup which will be hosted by Ghana.
By: Samuel Addo