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Nigeria’s Super Falcons win 2014 African Women Championship after Defeating Cameroon 2-0

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Saturday defeated Cameroon 2-0 to win the ninth edition of the African Women Championship (AWC) in Windhoek, Namibia.

Goals from Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala were all Nigeria needed to reclaim the AWC title.

After a dominant opening period, Oparanozie put the Super Falcons in front in the 12th minute with a superb free-kick.

Oshoala then doubled Nigeria’s lead two minutes from the end of an enthralling first half.

NAN recalls that only twice since the inaugural AWC in 1998 had Nigeria failed to win the trophy.

Equatorial Guinea are the only other winners, in 2008 and 2012, and they failed to qualify for this year’s tournament.

Nigeria and Cameroon had already qualified for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Canada by reaching the final.

They will be joined there by Cote D’Ivoire who had earlier in the day beaten South Africa 1-0 in the third-place match.

In an even contest, also played in Windhoek, Rebecca Ida scored the winning goal six minutes from full time.

She pounced on a loose ball in the Banyana Banyana penalty area from a corner kick, and slotted the ball home.

The championship which kicked off on October 11th came to an end on Saturday.

11 Comments

  1. chiee

    October 26, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    This is Good

  2. Boss mind

    October 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Women always do better!!!! Well done girls

  3. Fols

    October 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Go girls, you make us proud! Great consistency in your performances, unlike….ahem ahem! We just hope you get the recognition and reward you deserve.

  4. udemedia

    October 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Our girls tried.. Thumb up

  5. Changing Faces

    October 26, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Well done ladies. ..

  6. tunmi

    October 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!

  7. halia

    October 27, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Yah! Killing it ladies way to represent! #Insurmountable :0)

  8. Zeal

    October 27, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Well done babes. I pray you get as much support as the “so called super eagles* receive from Nigerians. Well done!

  9. LL

    October 27, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Congratulations ladies. Super proud! Ota super eagles over to una 😀

  10. Akpo 'Diddie Uyeh

    October 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Big ups to the super duper falcons for making Nigerians proud#PoppingChampagne

  11. chris octa

    October 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    super falcon, golden women, u prove ur selves as the field master

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