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2014 World Cup: Mercy Tagoe opposes wives and girlfriends for World Cup

Published on: 06 April 2014
Mercy Tagoe

By Simon Amonoo

Amidaus Professionals assistant coach Mercy Tagoe says it is unnecessary to allow wives and girlfriends of the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup finals.  

The ex-international, who is the only female coach in the Ghanaian top-flight, sees it as disruptive element for the players.

“I am a woman but what is bad is bad. The truth hurts but still we have to voice it out. It would be unnecessary for the wives and girlfriends to follow the players to the world cup. It would even disturb the players,” Tagoe said on Kumasi-based Price FM.

“What we need for the players is simply, a psychologist not women. Some players would not like their wives to go to Brazil with their wives.”

There has been no official communication from Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah or the Football Association.


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • kwame says:
    April 06, 2014 03:38 pm
    @Mercy Tagoe, you are spot on!This is discipline.Why go with wives & girlfriend,it does not make sense for African teams in particular,trying to create impact
  • Dr Who says:
    April 06, 2014 10:18 am
    are they going to play football in Brazil or they want to go and produce brazilian babies?