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Nigeria – Equatorial Guinea: Super Falcons eye semi-final berth against Nzalang Nacional

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The defending champions will face the already eliminated central Africans in a must-win duel to seal their last four place

Holders Nigeria and two-time winners Equatorial Guinea will go toe-to-toe in their final group game of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations at the Cape Coast Stadium on Saturday.

The Super Falcons are on the brink of progressing to the semi-final, while the Nzalang Nacional are aiming to bow out of the competition on the high after defeats to Zambia and South Africa.

Apart from clinching a semi-final berth, the defending champions will be anxious to avenge their back-to-back Olympics miss at the expense of Equatorial Guinea in 2015.

In that meeting, the west African giants were forced to a 1-1 second round, the first leg draw in Abuja before losing 2-1 in Malabo and were eliminated 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby is unlikely to rejig his squad ahead of the encounter as he will keep faith in the starters that helped his side to a 4-0 win over Zambia on Wednesday.

With injury to defender Faith Ikidi after being stretched out against the Shepolopolo, Dennerby may consider bringing on Josephine Chukwunonye.

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