The Black Stars and their fierce rivals meet on Sunday in Accra in a clash of the titans that pits the steadily improving home side against a Super Eagles team that has not hit anywhere near top gear yet in this tournament.
Although Ghana will go in as favourites, they will be wary of Berti Vogts’ side, who possess the quality to win the cup, but have just not displayed it as of yet.
The second semifinal on Sunday sees many people’s favourites, the Ivory Coast, take on Guinea in Sekondi. The Guinea side will be without their captain and talisman Pascal Feindouno, who is suspended after picking up a red card for retaliation against Morocco in their Group A encounter.
The winner of this match will play either Egypt or Angola in the semifinals. The duo go head-to-head on Monday in Kumasi, with the reigning champion Pharaohs expected to advance and set-up a repeat of the 2006 final when they beat the Ivorians on home soil.
The fourth quarterfinal sees Tunisia up against Cameroon on Monday in Tamale. Tunisia have also yet to play to their full potential in this competition – bar perhaps against South Africa – while Cameroon are starting to look like the Indomitable Lions of old, with record-breaker Samuel Eto’o in excellent form.
The winner of this match will meet either Ghana or Nigeria in the semifinals.
QUARTERFINALSSunday, February 3Ghana v Nigeria (KO 17h00 GMT)Ivory Coast v Guinea (20h30)
Monday, February 4Egypt v Angola (17h00)Tunisia v Cameroon (20h30)
SEMIFINALSThursday, February 7Winner Q/F 1 v Winner Q/F 4Winner Q/F 2 v Winner Q/F 3
THIRD-PLACE PLAY-OFFSaturday, February 9Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
FINALSunday, February 10Winner SF1 v Winner SF2