Nigeria’s women football national team, the Super Falcons are the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations champions.
They beat South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 4-3 on penalties in the final in Accra after the final whistle being blown when they are still tied at a statement.
South Africa looked the more purposeful pushing forward, but the Nigerian defense dealt with the attacks comfortably. Nigeria later got their momentum back but appeared to be wasteful during the normal play with their experienced midfielder Asisat Oshoala scuppering the chance to seal a victory by missing a penalty.
However, it was all decided with goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi heroic save in the shoot-out, when she stooped South Africa’s Linda Motlhalo spot kick, giving them a reason to celebrate.
The Super Falcons who came to Ghana as defending champions now retain their dominance in Africa’s Women Football, winning the AFCON trophy for a ninth time in eleven editions.
Nigeria and South Africa will now prepare for next year’s World Cup in France where they will be joined by Cameroon who booked their place after securing third position.