Ten-time semifinalist, the indomitable Lionesses will take on the black starlets of Ghana in the first semifinal match at the ongoing 2016 women AFCON in Cameroon. The indomitable lionesses have dominated all their opponents in the group stage, scoring five goals, conceding zero in a flawless run to top the group with 9 points and will certainly need to be in same form or better form if they wish to remain in the tournament as they face a much tougher opponent-Ghana. Out of their 10 appearances at the semis, The Lionesses have been runners-up three times (1991, 2004, 2014), ended twice in the third Position (2002, 2012) and also four times in the fourth Position (1998, 2006, 2008, 2010).
On their part, the Ghanaian team have been in fine form at the group stages, The continent’s heavyweights and 7 times champion Nigeria were lucky to survive a 1:1 draw in Limbe, a match seen by many as a real intention of a team gunning for the crown, they easily saw off Mali 3:1 in their last day of play to qualify as runners-up of the group. But the black Starlets of Ghana will need all the luck they could get if they are to go pass an impressive Lionesses of Cameroon who are hot red favorite to lift the crown in front of their massive and cheering crowd.
This will be the seventh appearance of the Black Queens at the Women AFCON semi-finals.
Out of their last six appearances at the semis, the Black Queens have ended three times as runners-up (1998, 2002, and 2006) and three times in the third position (1995, 2000, and 2004).
After missing out of the semis in the last four AFCON editions, the Black Queens of Ghana will be looking forward to making something out of the semis.