Black Queens Coach Mercy Tagoe Eyes Semifinal Clash Against Nigeria

Interim coach of the Black Queens Mercy Tagoe is relishing the chance to face Nigeria in the ongoing WAFU Zone B Nations Cup after beating Burkina Faso to qualify for the next phase of the competition.

The opening goal was registered in the 21st minute when Portia Boakye surged forward before slotting in.

After 39 minutes, Grace Asantewaa was on cue to make it 2-0 after connecting home a rebound.

By the 55th minute, Priscilla Okyere scored a beauty with a thunderbolt long range before Burkina Faso pulled one back.

Boakye’s personal second was on the 75th minute with a follow up after Asantewaa’s initial effort was saved as the team cruised into the semifinal stage of the competition, where they could meet old adversaries Nigeria.

Nigeria, who are sitting atop of Group B with six points only need a point against Togo on Monday to cement their place in the second round of the competition.

“Whoever goes to war seeks victory and by God’s grace we have managed to make it to the semifinals stage of the competition,” Tagoe said.

“We stay in the same hotel with Nigeria and I believe as they are on the verge of topping their group, we could meet them in the semifinal stage, so it will be a pleasure to play them.”

“I watched their game against Mali and I think it will be better for us to meet Mali in the final than Nigeria because the standard of the Nigerians is not what we’ve been accustomed to so if we meet them, I think we have a great chance of making it to the final.”

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