Women's AFCON Qualifier Rekindle Nigeria, Ghana Rivalry

Nigeria go neck-and-neck with Ghana in the TotalEnergies Women's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Wednesday as the race for a ticket to Morocco 2022 begins.

Aside from the bragging rights at stake, the West African nations will rekindle their long rivalry in African women's football and also set up a battle for a spot in the next round of the qualifying series for the continent's showpiece.

Ghana and Nigeria have met in 17 previous matches, with the Super Falcons claiming nine wins – compared to three for the Black Queens – and outscored their opponents 26 goals to 10 in the process.

The Super Falcons are hoping to qualify for a 12th tournament, nevertheless, they need to negotiate their way past the Black Queens over two legs to advance to the next stage.