Ampem Darkoa Ladies coach, Nana Joe Adarkwah, has been appointed the new assistant coach to take over from Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo, who has been promoted as the head coach.
Nana Adarkwah, whose Ampem Darkoa side succumbed a 2-0 lead to lose 2-3 to Hasaacas Ladies in the final of the women’s special competition, assumes duty immediately as the Queens report to camp in Cape Coast today, to prepare for the upcoming West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B in Abidjan from May 8 -18.
Tagoe Quarcoo’s appointment is on an interim basis as she has been handed the responsibility to lead the Queens to defend the WAFU title they won last year, incidentally under a similar appointment.
While the medical team, headed by Dr Kate Agyeman Boachie, remains unchanged, there have been changes in the other back room staff, with Raymond Fenny coming on as the new goalkeepers’ trainer and Anita Wiredu Mintah taking over as Welfare Officer.
Meanwhile, only seven players of the squad that won the WAFU tournament are among the 30 players invited to prepare for this year’s tournament.
The invited players are:
Goalkeepers: Fafali Dumehasi (Police Ladies), Barikisu Isshaku (Northern Ladies), Abigail Tawiah-Mensah (Sea Lions), Azume Adams (Prisons Ladies),
Defenders: Janet Egyir (Hasaacas Ladies), Gladys Amfobea (LadyStrikers), Justice Tweneboa (Ampem Darkoa), Ellen Coleman (LadyStrikers) and Anastasia Akyaa (Sea Lions), Holali Ativor (Kumasi Sports Academy), Linda Addai (Soccer Intellectuals), Rita Okyere (Prisons Ladies), Grace Ntiful (Hasaacas Ladies) and Veronica Darkwah (Ashtown Ladies)
Midfielders: Rabi Musa (Fabulous Ladies), Juliet Acheampong (Prisons Ladies), Grace Asantewaa (Ampem Darkoa), Diana Weige (Halifax Ladies), Blessing Agbomadzi (Sea Lions), Joyce Antwiwaa (Ashtown Ladies),
Forwards: Alice Kusi (Fabulous Ladies), Mavis Owusu (Ampem Darkoa), Mukarama Abdulai (Northern Ladies), El-Shadai Acheampong (Kumasi Sports Academy), Jane Ayieyam (Police Ladies), Ernestina Tetteh ((Halifax Ladies), Elizabeth Owusua (Sea Lions), Grace Animah (Police Ladies), Faustina Kyeremeh (Immigration Ladies) and Leticia Adjei (Samaria Ladies)