Black Queens trainer, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has likened the rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria to that of Hearts and Kotoko.

Arguably the biggest and most cagey rivalry in West Africa is between Ghana and Nigeria and this rivalry cuts across all sports most especially football

Thursday May 16, sees the two giants lock horns at the Parc de Sports stadium for a place in the finals of the ongoing WAFU competition.

In an interview with NBSportslive, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo claims the rivalry between the two nations is akin to Hearts vs Kotoko.

“They are a good side. I won’t take anything away from Nigeria. Ghana meeting Nigeria is like back home Hearts and Kotoko, any team that gets a good day will win.”

She added:

“But I believe we have the chance to win because we are the defending champions.”

Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo will look to map out a strategy to beat the free scoring Super Falcons in the mouthwatering semi final match at the Parc de Sports stadium at 6pm this evening.