Super Falcons: Nigeria Girls Win Record Ninth Awcon Title by Defeating South Africa 4-3 on Penalty (Watch Highlights)
Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine as Nigeria claimed the African Women Cup of Nations for a record ninth time after defeating South Africa 4-3 on penalties following a tightly contested 120-minute draw in Accra, Ghana.
Heading to the final Nigeria won nine, drew one and lost two games in 12 meetings with South Africa.
It was a ding-dong affair as both sides ended normal and extra-time without a goal before the ensuing shootout.
Onome Ebi had missed Nigeria’s first penalty of the shootout before Oluehi provided a stunning save to deny Linda Motlhalo, thus, securing victory for Nigeria.
In the third-placed match, Cameroon mauled Mali 4-2 and will now join Nigeria and South Africa as Africa’s representatives at next year’s global showpiece in France.
Watch game highlight below.