We are not happy to draw, but it is good to draw when the need arises - Yusif Basigi
The two West African giants played out a 1-1 drawn game in Limbe on Wednesday on match day two of the ongoing African Women’s Championship.
Nigeria scored first through Assisat Oshoala, who took full advantage of a defensive error by the Ghanaian defence.
But before the break, Ghana threw everything at the nine-time African champions, and they had the equalizer through Juliet Acheampong’s spot-kick.
“We are not happy to draw, but it is good to draw when the need arises. Ghana versus Nigeria can go either way,” Basigi said after the game.
"If for any reason we draw, we have to take it in good faith. Against Mali, Nigeria opened up but against us it was very close. The competition is still on. We have to approach the Mali with all the seriousness to win and qualify convincingly.”