Retired FIFA referee Mercy Tagoe has been named as the first ever female national team coach in Ghana after she was named the assistant coach of the Black Queens.
Tagoe, an ex-Ghana defender and retired referee, has been contracted to deputise for Mas-Ud Dramani.
Vice President of the Ghana football Association George Afriyie confirmed her appointment.
“What is missing in this country [Ghana] is that we don’t see women running football. [Even] in the field of women football, it is still dominated by men – same for the technical and management teams appointed by the FA,” he said
“For the first time in the history of Ghana football, a former player of the Black Queens, Fifa referee and now a coach is going to occupy the second highest position in the technical team and I’m referring to madam Mercy Tagoe. She has been appointed the assistant coach of the Black Queens.
”We need to help develop and put one of our own there,” he added.