The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has appointed Nora Häuptle as the head coach of the senior national women’s team, Black Queens.
Nora, a 39-year-old former Swiss International, is expected to be in charge of the Queens as they prepare to begin preparations towards the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the third edition of the WAFU Zone B Women’s Cup of Nations 2023 in March/April this year.
The Swiss will be assisted by Joyce Boatey-Agyei, a Physical Education tutor and former Coach of the Girls U-15 national team with Aboagye Dacosta, trainer of Women’s Premier League club, Ashtown Ladies in Kumasi.
Nora holds is a UEFA Pro Licence certificate and has previously worked as an Instructor for the Swiss Football Association.
She is a product of the University of Bern where Nora attained her Masters in Sports Sciences – also a Bachelor of Philosophy and Minor in Theatre Sciences.
Nora holds other Diploma Certificates such as, UEFA Mentorship Hope Powell – Brighton and Hove Albion FC, CAS Sports Management – University of St. Gallen and Shalke 04, Athletics Coach – Swiss Football Association and Swiss Tennis, Strength and Conditioning – Swiss Olympic team, Olympic Weightlifting – Swiss Olympic team as well as EXOS Level I & FMS and Sailing and Motoboat Licence.
She played for BSC Young Boys, FFC Zuchwil 05, FC Twente Enschade, FC Thun and the Swiss national team between 1996 and 2010. From 2009 to 2012, she was coach at FC Thun and later worked as a conditioning coach for tennis player Romina Oprandi.
Nora previously worked with the Israeli Football Association as Head Coach and Women’s Director for the national team and also had a stint with SC Sand 1946 – a German Women’s Bundeliga club.