Defending champions Nigeria will take on hosts Cameroon in the final match of the 10th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) on Saturday, after beating South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 1-0.
Cameroon got the better of Ghana 1-0 in the first semi-final match at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Tuesday, with a second half strike.
Nigeria, some moments later, did same against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa at the Stade Omnisports in Limbe on Tuesday.
Top scorer at the last edition of the competition in Namibia, Desire Oparanozie scored her second goal of the tournament to secure the win for Nigeria.
It was a bullet shot from a free-kick at the edge of the penalty box, but it was enough to send the Super Falcons into the final for the eighth time.
For the second successive tournament, it would be Nigeria against Cameroon in the final.
At the last edition, the Super Falcons defeated their neighbours to the East 2-0 in Windhoek to emerge champions.
In more ways than one, it would appear that Nigeria and Cameroon are presently the strongest nations in women football in Africa.
Both represented the continent at last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Canada, where the Indomitable Lionesses reached the Round of 16 as the Falcons exited at group stage.
An explosive match is at hand to determine Africa’s current best team at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.
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