Swiss Nora Häuptle has been named coach of the Black Queens in 2023.

Nora Häuptle

Nora Häuptle has been named head coach of Ghana’s senior national women’s team, Black Queens, by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Nora, a 39-year-old former Swiss International, is expected to lead the Queens as they prepare for 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 of 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 Häuptle

Nora Häuptle holds a UEFA Pro Licence and has previously worked as a Swiss Football Association Instructor.

Nora graduated from the University of Bern with a Masters in Sports Sciences, as well as a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Minor in Theatre Sciences.

Nora also has 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, and Sailing and Motoboat Licence.

Between 1996 and 2010, she played for BSC Young Boys, FFC Zuchwil 05, FC Twente Enschade, FC Thun, and the Swiss national team. She was a coach at FC Thun from 2009 to 2012 and later worked as a conditioning coach for tennis player Romina Oprandi.

Nora previously worked for the Israeli Football Association as the national team’s Head Coach and Women’s Director, as well as SC Sand 1946, a German Women’s Bundeliga club.

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