The super Falcons excellent performance in the maiden edition of the female WAFU competition and the Ghanaian Queens’ brilliant run will rekindle the battle for supremacy on who rules female football between the Super Falcons and the Black Queens in the sub-region.
The Falcons who had earlier defeated Mali 1-0 in their opening match went ahead to wallop Senegal 3-0, that securing a semi-final ticket before going ahead to beat Togo 3-1 in their last group game.
The Super Falcons team captain, Rasheedat Ajibade, has so far exhibited high pedigree and is being touted as the next big name in female football in Africa moreover after winning the Nigeria Young Female Footballer of the Year at the just concluded Aiteo/NFF Best Football Awards. The Robo FC Queen striker has so far scored 4 goals in the competition.
Super Falcons opponent, the Black Queens in their first game at the WAFU women Championship suffered 1-0 defeat to Ivory Coast, but braced up in their second game walloping Niger 9-0 and went ahead to bash Burkina Faso 4-1 in their last game.
The Black Queens have so far scored 13 goals in the competition while the Super Falcons has 7 goals to their credit which will likely make the game a cracker between the two-goal gluttons.
Both Captains, Portia Boakye of the Black Queens and Rasheedat Ajibade of the Super Falcons will be gearing to wreak havoc against their opponent’s defense line as both have been in scoring spree for their various team.
The last time Super Falcons had an encounter with the Black Queens was at the African Women Cup of Nations in 2016, with a 1-1 draw.
WAFU Women’s Cup Semi-final fixtures
The WAFU Women’s Cup semi-final will take place on Thursday, February 22
Ivory Coast vs Mali (4 pm Nigerian time)
Nigeria vs Ghana (7 pm Nigerian time)