29, November 2016
The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon will face the Black Queens of Ghana today the 29th November 2016 in the semi-final of the 2016 Women Africa Cup of Nations. The match will be staged at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium at 4pm Cameroon time. 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. For her part, the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon will be making their tenth appearance in the Women AFCON semis. Out of their 10 appearances at the semis, they 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).
Playing at home, the Lionesses will be looking forward to lifting the trophy for the first time. Since 1998, Cameroon and Ghana have met in the Women AFCON seven times. Out of the seven times, the Lionesses have recorded two victories and the Black Queens registered five. Worth noting is the fact that, five of these meetings have been at the group stage (1998, 2000, 2006, 2010 2014). Meanwhile, the games between the two at the semis were a difficult battle as goals came only at extra time.
The first time they met was on 17 December 2002 when Ghana beat Cameroon 3-2 after extra time. On 28th September 2004, Ghana throw weights with Cameroon and this time, Ghana lost to Cameroon 0-1 after extra time. In another semifinals duel, reigning champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria will take on the Banyana Banyana of South Africa on Wednesday 30th November at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.
Culled from CRTV