Nigeria’s Super Falcons beat South Africa 4-3, wins AWCON 2018

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Habeeb Akorede

The Super Falcons of Nigeria had on Saturday won the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) finals after beating Bayana Bayana of South Africa 4-3.

The game held at Accra, Ghana ended with with both team having a 0-0 draw after which penalties were taken.

At the end of proceedings, Nigeria proved superior at the spot kicks beating their opponents by 4 – 3.

Incidentally Nigeria had missed a penalty in normal time when Assisat Oshoala missed her shot in the second half after Ordega was fouled by the South African goalie.

The win is a record ninth for Nigeria. The 2018 edition is the thirteenth overall for the competition which started in 1991.

Banyana Banyana, overcame Mali in the semi-final, putting two unanswered goals past their opponents.

In the other semi-final, Nigeria beat Cameroon on penalties 4 – 2 to progress. Cameroon have since beaten Mali in the third-place match to book the final slot for Africa at the Women’s World Cup to be played in France.

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