The heat is on as two West African rivals Ghana and Nigeria face off in a potentially tense semi-final in Luanda, Angola. The highly anticipated match which has been dubbed “El Classico West Africana” by some media has flooded conversations on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Inhabitants from both countries are either predicting or making enquiries where the match would be aired.
Those on twitter have this to say:
“I’m at work and wife says to me”I’m recording the nigeria vs ghana match for u, so don’t look at results” She is the woman of ALL Women :)” @theydontknow_dj
“Nigeria Vs Ghana wud make a very good Movie! sum1 get me james Camerons Number!” @KennyBigDeal.
“Alrite alrite…I’m tired of hearing dis ghana nigeria banter..just want dis match 2 be ova and done wit,” @TeeAde
“Ghana V Nigeria.. may the best team..*Ghana* Win,” @MissJessyBaby
@MissCurvyGee said: “i believe that Nigeria is either gonna draw with Ghana or win. Nigeria is gonna shock us *fingers crossed* hopefully.”
@ThisizSusy tweeted: “yaaay…looking so forward to seeing the #Ghana-Nigeria match.;)”
@mannynorte said: “So by the time I land, Ghana shouldve beaten Nigeria in the semi finals right?! I need ALL the updates! Jeez!!”
The situation was similar on Facebook.
Lolade Adewuyi a Goal.com Nigeria correspondent had this on his post “When the Eagles fly the Stars are dimmed…”
Kofi Agyepong a sports writer for The Mail in Ghana had this to say ahead of the match “goalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll”
Farayi Mungazi of the BBC who is in Angola post “By hook or by crook, there will be NO walk of shame on the 31st!”
“Naija must and will fall!” Jibreal Hamenoo posted on his status.
A Nigerian sports journalist in Angola Jennifer Ifeoma Okoye asked “Can Nigeria Scale through to the Finals??”
Joseph Appiah-Dolphyne a Ghanaian web editor with Africanews.com summed it all up on his post “Bitter rivals meet in Angola: who will survive the fight?”