Nigeria clinch sixth AWC crown

NIGERIA won the African Women’s Championship title after beating Equatorial Guinea 4-2 in yesterday’s final in South Africa. A late flurry of goals helped the Super Falcons to seal their sixth title.
Perpetua Nkwocha ended as the tournament's top scorer
Perpetua Nkwocha ended as the tournament's top scorer

NIGERIA won the African Women’s Championship title after beating Equatorial Guinea 4-2 in yesterday’s final in South Africa.

A late flurry of goals helped the Super Falcons to seal their sixth title.

The brave Guinean ladies were undone by two own-goals that robbed them of the chance of retaining the title.
Tournament’s top scorer Perpetua Nkwocha put Nigeria in the lead on seven minutes after dominating the early exchanges.

The Super Falcons’ lead triggered an Equatorial Guinea revival and Carolina Parreira drew them level in the 66th minute.

Ugochi Oparanozie restored Nigeria’s lead 11 minutes later with a powerful header.

The Super Falcons extended their lead when Ghislaine Nke inadvertently put the ball into her own net to make it 3-1.

Moments later Jada Sayo restored hope for Equatorial Guinea with a strike but when Parreira scored an own goal late in the game, Nigeria sealed their win.

Meanwhile, hosts South Africa beat Cameroon 2-0 to finish third.

Agencies

 

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