Head Coach for the Black Stars of Ghana, Mrs. Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has disclosed that her players have been affected psychologically by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease.
The deadly disease originated from Chine but has in the last 5 months spread to almost every corner of the world, affecting all sectors of life as we know it.
Speaking to Happy FM today on the theme ‘The Effect of COVID-19 on football; the perspective of Ghanaian coaches’, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has shared that her Black Queens players have been very affected by all that is going on.
In line with that, she has called for the postponement of the 2020 Total Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) tournament.
“Looking at how the world has suffered from the pandemic it will be difficult to hold the AWCON. My girls are psychologically shaken by the pandemic and the situation keeps getting worse”, she said.
She continued, “The girls even fear to visit their friends to even talk about getting them to camps for training. If we can wait and have the tournament next year to protect the players from contracting the virus, I am for that.”
This year's AWCON tournament has been originally scheduled to be played in December and is to be hosted by the Republic of Congo.