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YAY! Nigeria’s Super Falcons are African Champions for the 8th time

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Super FalconsIt’s another Gold in the bag for Nigeria’s Super Falcons!

The country’s Women’s Football Team won the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) after beating hosts Cameroon 1 – 0 in the final game on Saturday.

In a repeat of the 2014 final, Cameroon finished as runners-up again despite enjoying massive home support. The Super Falcons beat them in Namibia 2 – 0 in the finals.

Desire Oparanozie‘s 84th minute strike sealed the win for Nigeria’s team in the game that took place at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé.

Asisat Oshoala also received the award for the highest goal scorer of the competition after scoring 6 goals.

The coach, Florence Omagbemi, 41 also made history after winning the competition as a Player, Captain, and Coach. Eucharia Uche was the first person to win the trophy as a Coach and an a Player after the Super Falcons’ win in South Africa 2010.

Congratulations Nigeria!

Photo Credit: Instagram | @soccerparole

14 Comments

  1. A Real Nigerian

    December 3, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Whaaaaaaat!!!!
    I can’t believe this!
    Nooooooooooooooo!
    This is a travesty!
    I feel so bad for the great, strong and beautiful Lionesses of Cameroon!
    How has this happened?
    The Nigerian women played absolutely NOTHING! Nothing at all. They were dominated physically and mentally by the Cameroonians ALL through the match.
    The useless Nigerian team lacked ideas in the final third. They lacked coordination. They were terribly unskillful and looked lost throughout the match.
    Gabrielle constantly made a fool out of the Nigerian defence, leaving them like logs of wood after every fancy footwork. She has more skill in one foot than the rest of the Nigerian team combined. How has she not received a gold medal after all her amazing performance!
    I can’t believe this.
    You all should be ashamed of this useless team and their useless performance in this tournament.
    This is by far the most unfair football match in recent memory. Not France-Ireland 2009. Not Barca-Chelsea 2009. Not Bayern-Chelsea 2012.
    I feel horrible.
    This is not right.
    It broke my heart seeing the Lionesses cry after working so hard and playing so well.
    Don’t worry Lionesses, things will be better. Good times are ahead. I will be here waiting to laugh at the Nigerian team after they embarrass themselves at the next FIFA Women’s World Cup once more.
    So sad.

    • sugar

      December 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Take it easy pls. We won and nothing can change that now

    • Tilta

      December 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      You are just a troll a sad one..People should stop paying attention to your comment.

    • Ebere

      December 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Oh my!!!!!!!Tilta, you shouldn’t have replied this Alien’s. This best way to desensitize an idiot from their delusional behavior/ideas is simply by not paying attention to them…..A real “EVIL” Nigerian, we the village elders are watching your stupidity in 3D…..

    • Tito.

      December 4, 2016 at 12:27 am

      @Ebere, people actually do ignore it. I’ve observed how,, at least a couple of times or so, it goes on a mad, wild rant issuing empty, harmless threats and ‘warnings’ against/to other commenters, and I felt it was so pathetic that there is someone who really lives as if or who believes that this virtual world on BN is real life, is its/her/his actual real life. How could any person who is normal and right in the head, who is sane, care so much about anonymous strangers online and been vowing to stalk them and claiming to have noted names and avatars, what normal, healthy human has that kind of time? and reasoning? spewing all sorts of bile in capital letters, and issuing threats, against faceless strangers. I know everyone rightly puts it/her/him whee it/she.he belongs in their responses but sometimes, I wonder if there are no psychiatrists who can give a free diagnosis because it is completely evident that it/she/he is (a long overdue) psychiatric case.

      See how it is praising Cameroon now, when it/he/he has always been an equal opportunity hater of all men, women, people and things Nigerian, African, and black, here on this same BN.

      Anyway, what I started of wanting to say is she/it/he does get ignored. I’ve noticed when it issues those harmless threats, spitting hot air, the people it/she/he addresses don’t give her the dignity of replying but it is others who respond and attack. The other thing I wanted to say is, please, it/she/he is NOT Nigerian, most people on BN have realised that. DON’T dignify it/she/him with our glorious nationality, please.

    • Eli.

      December 4, 2016 at 9:50 am

      @Ebere, she/he is EVIL quite alright but most certainly NOT Nigerian. Most everyone’s seen through that. He’s/she’s just a total, sad fake.

  2. EddyChomsy

    December 3, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    congrats girls.. so much like for Oshoala ,she no be ur girlfriends mate..

  3. Truth-be-told

    December 3, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Bravo team Super Falcons!!!. Keep doing us proud…

  4. Phoenix

    December 3, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    At the end of the day, the final scoreline is all that matters no matter how brilliantly and skillfully you play. Congratulations team Nigeria.

  5. jolly

    December 3, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Will you keep kwayet?, winners are winners, especially in football, how they won doesn’t matter

  6. Marlvina

    December 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Congratulobiaaaaa! I’m proud of you ladies.

  7. Tilta

    December 3, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I think the only thing that seems to be working with this administration is sport.Hmm unfortunately he(Buhari) still not care though…I hope no 10k this time around for this ladies.

  8. xplorenollywood.com

    December 3, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Congratulations

  9. Tosin

    December 4, 2016 at 5:57 am

    🙂

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