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Soccer News of Friday, 9 October 2015


Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo fears victimization of Black Queens

Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo

Ex Ghana international Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo fears some players of the Black Queens team that revolted over unpaid bonuses might be victimized.

The Black Queens refused to leave their designated hotel in an agitation for outstanding bonuses due them following their gold-winning feat at the 2015 All Africa Games.

The action taken by the senior women’s team opened another chapter of disgrace for Ghana football globally as once more again authorities failed to live up to their promise of paying due bonuses.

It took the intervention of President John Mahama who was away in the US for the UN General Assembly to have the $2000 offer from the Sports Ministry topped up to $5000 before the players agreed to leave the designated hotel.

And former player Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo who is now a FIFA referee fears some of the outspoken Black Queens team that led the revolt could be victimized in future national assignments.

“I hope they call up the players again. I know what I am talking about,” she said.

“Usually when you champion such a cause, you might be victimized and not called up again.

“So I hope they call them to play for the nation again.”

Captain Mercy Myles was backed by Samira Suleman and Linda Eshun as the most outspoken members of the Black Queens team in their agitation for the payment of their long-overdue bonuses.

Yusif Basigi’s side don’t have any major international assignments until next year when the qualifiers for the African Women’s Nation Cup commences.