Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi’s heroics on Saturday in Accra assisted the Super Falcons of Nigeria to success at the 11 African Ladies Cup of Countries (AWCON) in Ghana.
It was nevertheless a really frustrating night for the Banyana Banyana of South Africa who wished for a very first title however lost 3-4 to Nigeria on penalty shot.
At the Accra Sports Arena, both sides needed to withstand 120 minutes of play prior to a winner might emerge.
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It is the very first time in the competition’s history that the last match was chosen by means of charges after additional time.
Nigeria, nevertheless had a chance to declare the title in the 75 th minute after Francisca Ordega, who was later on called Female of the Match was fouled in the charge location.
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Asisat Oshoala advance to take the penalty shot, however she slipped and might not use the chance provided, therefore permitting the video game to reach additional time.
Nevertheless, the really durable Banyana Banyana hoped and did a lot for a win, however they constantly discovered positive Oluehi a challenge.
In the end, Rita Chikwelu, Ngozi Ebere, Chinwendu Ihezuo and Chinaza Uchendu all added to Nigeria’s success through their effective penalty shot, after Onome Ebi’s miss out on.
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Alice Matlou, Nompumelelo Nyandeni and Mamello Makhabane scored for South Africa, while Lebohang Ramalepe and Linda Motlhalo missed their kicks.
The News Company of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa won the competitors’s greatest objective scorer with 5 objectives to her credit.
Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon are by their success as the competitors’s finest 3 Africa’s flagbearers at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.