2018 AWCON Final: Nigeria Beat South Africa To Win Record Ninth Title

Nigeria have lifted the African cup of nation for the ninth time.
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 after a keenly contested 120-minute  ended in a goalless stalemate in Accra, Ghana.

The Super Falcons goalkeeper was impressive throughout the encounter and saved the decisive penalty to complete a Nigeria comeback.

Onome Ebi had missed Nigeria's first kick of the shootout before Oluehi provided a stunning save to deny Linda Motlhalo, thus, securing victory for Nigeria. And making Banyana Banyana’s dream of winning their first continental title faded into thin air.

The 2018 edition is the thirteenth overall for the competition which started in 1991.
AWCON unlike the AFCON also acts as the African qualifiers to the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon thereby confirmed their slots at the tournament which will take place in France in 2019.

South Africa will be featuring at the World Cup for the first time, while Nigeria have been to every World Cup since 1991.
The third place match between Cameroon and Mali on Friday ended in favour of the Indomitable Lionnesses securing them the third African slot at the Women’s World Cup.

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