Former FIFA referee, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoe has admitted to making certain bad decisions back then as referee.
Mercy who is now the head coach of the Black Queens of Ghana made this revelation when speaking on Happy FM’s-led virtual sports forum titled ‘The Effect of COVID-19 on football; the perspective of Ghanaian coaches’, said,
“As a referee, I made some decisions I regretted. A referee is an instant judge. What I may see as yellow, my assistant may see as blue. We are humans and we sometimes make mistakes”.
She noted that as a referee, you need not be authoritative. She was of the view that referees are supposed to be nice to the players even though they give out the appropriate punishment.
“As a referee, you must be nice to everybody. But when it comes where you need to punish, you must do it”, she added.
Mrs. Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoe diverted into becoming a referee and received her FIFA badge in 2005. She officiated at the highest level and took part in several continental and international tournaments before quitting refereeing in 2012.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah
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