Nigeria were unable to get the better of Ghana in today's opening match ©CAF

Ghana produced a superb performance to hold defending champions Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in their table-topping Group B clash at the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Limbe today.

The two nations each remain on course to progress into the semi-finals in Cameroon after a tight battle at the Stade Municipal de Limbe.

Nine-time winners Nigeria were unable to hit the heights of their 6-0 opening victory over Mali after a resilient and well-organised performance by their West African foes.

Nigeria had taken the lead in the 19th minute in unfortunate circumstances when Cynthia Adobia turned Asisat Oshoala’s shot into her own net.

But Ghana swiftly drew level after captain Elizabeth Addo converted from the penalty spot after being clumsily fouled by Halimat Adobia inside the penalty area.

The tournament favourites stepped-up their intensity in the second half as they sought to re-take the lead. 

Ghana celebrate their equalising goal against Nigeria ©CAF
Ghana celebrate their equalising goal against Nigeria ©CAF

Arsenal striker Asisat Oshoala was unable to score what would have been her fifth goal of the tournament after missing from Francisca Ordega's cross, while Osarenoma Igbinovia also missed-out after a strong free-kick was palmed away.

After surviving the onslaught, Ghana enjoyed chances of their own late-on but were unable to capitalise.

Both teams now lie on four points with one game to come.

Nigeria will face Kenya on Saturday (November 26) in their final group encounter while Ghana will play Mali.

Kenya were knocked-out of the tournament after a 3-1 loss to Mali in the second match of the day.

Bassira Toure scored twice in the second half after Sebe Coulibaly’s opener to put the Malians 3-0 up before Cheris Avilia scored a late consolation for Kenya.

A rest day will take place tomorrow before Group A action resumes on Friday (November 25).