The unending rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana will be renewed on Wednesday when Super Falcons and Black Queens clash at the group stage of the women’s African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Both highly rated teams in Group B are gunning for their second wins of the competition. In their first match Nigeria drilled Mali 6-0, while Ghana recovered from a goal deficit to defeat debutants Kenya 3-1.
A win for either of the teams will most certainly qualify them for the semi-finals.
Nigeria coach Florence Omagbemi who spoke on Wednesday in Cameroon said, “Today’s match is like a cup final. We want to defend our title so we will give Ghana all the respect they deserve.
“All the teams in our group qualified for this tournament and they all want what we want – the trophy. So, we cannot afford to underrate any team. The match against Ghana will not be a walkover.”
Ghanaian players are officials have said they are not scared of Nigeria.
“Nigeria beat Mali 6-0 are we not scared by this scoreline. And I am saying that Ghana could also have beaten Mali even more than six goals. We would have beaten Mali if we had played Mali,” Black Queens coach Yusif Basigi said.