Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Sport

Nigeria win Awcon 2018

Nigeria has won the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations after defeating South Africa on Saturday in Accra, Ghana.

The Super Falcons laboured through 120 minutes of football time with the Bayana Bayana as penalties settled the final.

After a goalless full-time and extra time, Nigeria secured a 4-3 penalty win against the plucky South Africans.

South Africa defeated Nigeria in the group stages as they ran out with a single goal and pushed the West African nation to the edge as they hope to knock them off their perch on the coveted trophy.

South Africa’s Linda Motlhalo’s missed penalty gifted Nigeria their ninth win in the championship as they faced South Africa in the final again since 2000.

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