Mercy Tagoe: Ghana's first-ever female coach to win a trophy

Mercy Tagoe: Ghana's first-ever female coach to win a trophy

- Trailblazer Mercy Tagoe has attained countless historic feats including playing for the Black Queens at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup

- Currently, Tagoe is the Head Coach for the Black Queens

- Mercy Tagoe was born on February 5, 1974

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Born on February 5, 1974, Mercy Tagoe, grew up to follow her quest and passion to become a professional football coach, attaining admirable historic feats that shaped her coaching career.

Tagoe started her career as a player, taking on the role of a defender for the Ghana Women's National football team.

Tagoe was part of the team at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States.

On club level she played for Bluna Ladies in Ghana. As a footballing professional referee, Tagoe, became the first Ghanaian female referee to officiate at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2007 held in China.

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In February 2018, she led the Black Queens to win the maiden edition of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire as an interim coach.

Having worked as the deputy Coach for the side, the former Amidaus Professional assistant trainer was handed the opportunity to lead the side at the competition.

Prior to picking up a coaching role, Mercy Tagoe was a referee in the Ghana Premier League after making history as the first-ever female referee in the league in 2005.

Tagoe also proved her worth when she made history as the first Ghanaian female referee to officiate at the FIFA Women's World Cup held in China in 2007.

And having successfully supervised the team to win their second major silverware, the former Ghana international female star was named the substantive Head Coach for the Black Queens.

Currently, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, is the Head Coach of the female national team, the Black Queens.

Check out more history facts about Mercy Tagoe, shared by Ghanaian journalist Saddick Adams.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported the Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana unveiled a 40-feet vehicle manufactured by the Kantanka Automobile Company Limited at the Mission’s 39th Technological Exhibition.

The 39th Technological Exhibition came off at the Apostle Safo School of Art and Science (ASSAS) at Awoshie Last Stop.

A series of activities lasting seven days for the technological fair which kicked off from December 23 till the big day which saw the showcasing of a 40-feet vehicle.

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