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Mercy Tagoe off to Fifa Football Conference on France 2019

Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo will represent Ghana at the maiden Fifa Football Conference aimed at analyzing the 2019 Women’s World Cup. The Conference is set to hold at Palazzo Del Ghiaccio in Milan Sunday, September 22.

Joined by Oti Akenteng – the Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, coach Tagoequarcoo left Accra for the Italian capital on Friday afternoon.

Both Oti Akenteng and Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo are among technical directors and women’s national team coaches from over 100 Fifa Member Associations (MAs) – from all confederations: – AFC, UEFA, OFC, CAF, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL – who have confirmed attendance.

The list is headed by Fifa Women’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, who will present her view on the USA’s road to glory during the “Tribute to the World Champions”.

Fifa Women’s World Cup finalist coach Sarina Wiegman, Sweden’s Peter Gerhardsson, England’s Phil Neville, France’s Corinne Diacre, Italy’s Milena Bertolini, Germany’s Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Norway’s Martin Sjögren, Australia’s Ante Milicic, Canada’s Kenneth Heiner-Møller, China’s Jia Xiuquan, Japan’s Asako Takakura, Spain’s Jorge Vilda, Cameroon’s Alain Djeumfa, Argentina’s Carlos Borrello, Brazil’s newly appointed manager Pia Sundhage as well as women’s football experts from all six confederations, among many others, are expected to attend.

The programme of the conference comprises an analysis of the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup from a technical, tactical and physical point of view, discussions on the main footballing trends in comparison to previous editions of the tournament, the presentation of the Fifa Technical Study Group report, and podium discussions with coaches from the six confederations.

South Africa’ Desiree Ellis, who coached the Banyana Banyana at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, will represent Caf as she will be among the football coaches that will be presenting a paper on Coaching Points: Experience at and around France 2019.

Also, South African sports broadcaster Carol Tshabalala has been appointed General Moderator for the Fifa Football Conference for this year’s women’s showpiece.

The 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group report will be officially presented at the event. All attendees will also have a chance to witness Monday’s The Best Fifa Football Awards 2019 which will also take place in Milan.




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