Black Queens head coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has opened up on his outfit defeat to Nigeria in the African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier.
The coach stated her charges were more intelligent than Nigeria in Wednesday’s defeat in the AWCON qualifier.
Mercy Tagoe–Quarcoo’s side suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Super Falcons at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena following Uchenna Kanu’s double.
Notwithstanding the setback against Randy Waldrum’s women, Tagoe-Quarcoo is proud of her team’s showing, while shifting her focus to the reverse fixture.
“So far so good, I think we played well, tactically we were very disciplined, and we came to play football,” the legendary Ghana player told media.
“Unfortunately, the Nigerians were stronger and tougher than we were, but when it comes to intelligence, we were far way ahead of them.
“When you are playing an away game, it’s not easy, so we are going back to the drawing board to correct our mistakes.
“We are going back home and waiting to receive [the Super Falcons].”
The two teams will clash again in the second leg of the AWCON qualifiers in Accra on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
The Morocco 2023 AWCON doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The top four teams will qualify for the global football showpiece in Australia and New Zealand.