Super Falcons Win 9th Africa Women Nations Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have won a record extending ninth Africa Women Cup of Nations title after edging South Africa 4-3 on penalties in Accra, Ghana on Saturday.

Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala missed an 83rd minute penalty but that did not stop the holders from claiming the day as goalkeeper Tochukwu saved the last kick.

Onome Ebi missed the first spot-kick but South Africa also threw away their second penalty to level the tie.

Nigeria maintained their excellent record from the spot afterwards until Tochukwu dived to her right to stop the last and decisive spot-kick to send the Nigerian bench into delirium.

Francisca Ordega, whose breezy run won Nigeria the penalty, was given the man-of-the-match award while South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana won the most valuable player award for the tournament.

Third-placed winners, Cameroon, who join Nigeria and South Africa in next year’s Women World Cup, were given the fair play award.

Meanwhile, Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, joined the girls for some Shaku-Shaku as they celebrated their supremacy on the continent yet again.

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