The Black Queens needed a lone goal from Janet Egyir to beat host Cote D’ Ivoire, in the finals of the tournament, which saw Nigeria also defeating Mali by 2:1 to place third.
The team, which used the tournament as a rehearsal for the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Nations Cup slated for Ghana in November, had Portia Boakye winning the Golden Boot Award with four goals and three assists, while Janet Egyir was adjudged the overall Player of the tournament.
Mercy Tagoe a former player of the senior national women team after the game explained the reason why wept which according to her were tears of joy.
“I am very happy I have been able to win this title with the Black Queens. When I played for the Black Queens we were not able to win any trophy and I am glad I have been able to win one as a coach”.
The retired referee was appointed assistant deputy coach to former Head coach Didi Dramani who resigned from his position to take a job in Denmark.
Mercy Tagoe after this victory may be given the nod to lead the team to the upcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations which will be hosted in Ghana in November.
The Black Queens defeated host nation Ivory Coast to annex the trophy.
From Sammy Heywood Okine