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Mercy Tagoe reappointed as Ghana coach ahead of Wafu Women's Cup

10:13 BST 18/04/2019
Mercy Tagoe - Ghana women coach
The former international is back in charge of the regional champions for the second time ahead of next month's competition

Mercy Tagoe has been reappointed as interim head coach of the Ghana team ahead of the 2019 Wafu Women's Cup next month in Cote d'Ivoire.

Tagoe previously served as the head coach of the Black Queens - a team she led a victory at the Wafu Cup tournament in 2018.

She later worked as assistant coach to Bashir Hayford, who was in charge of the team, but they failed to progress from the group stage at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations. 

With the exit of Hayford in March - who was named Somalia head coach - the Ghana Football Normalisation Committee has reinstated the ex-international as gaffer.

The 45-year-old Halifax Ladies trainer will be assisted by Joel Nana Adarkwa, while Raymond Fenny will be the goalkeeper’s trainer.

Other members of the coaching staff are Kate Boachie Agyemang (team doctor), Margaret Foli (physiotherapist), Rosemary Asiedu (nurse) and Anita Wiredu-Minta (welfare officer).

Ghana have been drawn in Group A with hosts and 2018 finalists, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo in the competition scheduled from May 8-18, 2019.

The three-time Africa Women Cup of Nations finalists are currently in Cape Coast preparing for their title defense.

Ghana will launch their campaign against Senegal at the Robert Champroux Stadium, Abidjan.