Super Falcons win Africa Cup of Nations

Posted by News Express | 2 December 2018 | 1,070 times

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• Nigeria's Super Falcons

Nigeria were crowned the 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations champions on Saturday, beating South Africa 4-3 on penalties in the final in Accra.

The match had ended 0-0 after 120 minutes, with Nigeria's goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi making the trophy-winning save in the shoot-out from the boot of South Africa's Linda Motlhalo.

Experienced midfielder Asisat Oshoala had earlier scuppered the chance to seal a victory for Nigeria in normal time after she missed a penalty.

The Super Falcons, who came to Ghana as defending champions, retain their dominance in this competition, winning the trophy for a ninth time in eleven editions.

It was a nervy start to the final for both sides as they tried to size each other out.

South Africa looked the more purposeful pushing forward, but the Nigerian defence dealt with the attacks comfortably. (BBC)

Source: News Express

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