MATCH REPORT: Nigeria beat South Africa on penalties to clinch ninth AWCON title Image Credit: Angela Akua Asante/Triple A Network Featured
01 Dec

MATCH REPORT: Nigeria beat South Africa on penalties to clinch ninth AWCON title

The Super Falcons of Nigeria lifted their ninth Africa Women Cup of Nations title after whipping South Africa in a penalty shootout on Saturday evening.
Nigeria managed to beat South Africa 4-3 on penalties in the final of the 2018  Africa Women Cup of Nations held in Ghana.
The West Africans were held to a scoreless draw after extra time by the Bayana Bayana of South Africa in the grand finale at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The fans of both teams witnessed an exciting game in Accra as they distributed brilliant passes and mounted pressure on each other in both halves of the match.
On the 75th minute, Nigeria could have snatched the opener but a spot-kick awarded to them was squandered by Assisat Lamina Oshoala.
The two teams wasted several goal glaring opportunities as well as set-pieces awarded to them in the entire duration of the match.
The match lasted for 120 minutes as Nigeria trounced the South Africans 4-3 on penalties.
Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon have already booked themselves a ticket to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup which will be staged in France.
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