“When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers” – Thursday May 16 will witness two West African heavyweights wrestle for supremacy, bragging rights and a place in the finals of the ongoing WAFU competition.

Holders, Ghana became the first side to book their spot in the semifinals and have bewitched all and sundry in Abidjan with their brand of football, lethal finishing and impermeable defence.

AWCON winners, Nigeria finished on top of Group B and are the most prolific team, scoring at sixes and sevens in the eight-team tournament and are yet to taste defeat after three games.

The Super Falcons are looking forward to exact revenge on their Ghanaian counterparts – who defeated Nigeria last year in the semi finals – at the Parc de Sports stadium on Thursday May 16.

Should Ghana get the better of their arch rivals again it will be back-to-back finals for the Queens and should Nigeria make it to the finals, it will serve another chance for the Super Falcons to reassert their authority in women football.

Whatever happens on Thursday May 16, one thing is certain, that is, the grass at the Parc de Sports stadium will suffer.