Super Falcons set new record, win 9th AWCON title


Nigeria won the ninth Africa Women Cup of Nations after a 4-3 penalty shoot–out defeat of South Africa following a goalless 120–minute attrition in Accra on Saturday night.

The Super Falcons played a clever, controlled game at the Accra Sports Stadium and certainly looked quite impressive.

Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine as she saved one kick in the shootouts.

Heading to the final Nigeria won nine, drew one and lost two games in 12 meetings with South Africa.

The Super Falcons gave Banyana Banyana all sorts of problems with their quick passing system in the opening 20 minutes.

South Africa goalkeeper Kalyin Swart dived low to save a goal bound grounder from Ngozi Sonia Okobi in the 23rd minute.

Seven minutes before half time, Francisca Ordega skillfully beat her marker before sending a poor cross to the box.

In the second half, South Africa were more purposeful in their…

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