Nigeria to defend title against South Africa in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations


Nigeria will protect their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title against South Africa on Saturday in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

Their separate semi-last wins mean they likewise secure spots at one year from now’s Women’s World Cup in France – where Nigeria will show up and South Africa a first.

The Super Falcons required punishments to beat Cameroon following a goalless 120 minutes, while South Africa beat Mali 2-0 in the other semi-last.

Cameroon and Mali should now lift themselves for Friday’s third-put play-off that has a World Cup put on offer for the victors.

In the first of the semi-finals, which was a rehash of the last two Nations Cup finals, Nigeria and Cameroon counteracted each other more than 120 minutes.

The primary dramatization of the match came in the post-coordinate spot kicks with Nigeria scoring with every one of the four of their endeavors as Ngozi Ebere scored the conclusive punishment.

Cameroon were fixed by two fizzled endeavors as first star player Gaelle Enganamouit’s feeble exertion was easily spared by Nigeria goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi before Genevieve Ngo Mbeleck’s exertion at that point went wide.

It was a first punishment shoot-out at the competition in 10 years and the tenth time that Nigeria have defeated Cameroon in the competition’s history.

South Africa’s Banyana, driven by commander Janine Van Wyk on her 158th appearance, made history for themselves by achieving a first World Cup on account of an objective in every half against Mali.

The two sides had claims for punishments waved away by the official, Mali guaranteeing a handball and South Africa for a foul.

On the half-hour stamp, a prevailing South Africa made a leap forward when Mali neglected to manage a ball into the territory which permitted Thembi Kgatlana to cut past goalkeeper Adoudou Konate.

Kgatlana has now scored in the entirety of her four matches in Ghana and takes her count to five generally speaking, so making her the main goalscorer.

Mali continued pushing for an equalizer and their best spells came either side of half-time however in truth, the two sides attempted to locate the definitive passes that would have made better possibilities.

South Africa ensured the win a short ways from time when Lebohang Ramalepe’s exertion from wide on the right-hand side of the territory dodged Konate and cruised into the upper left-hand corner of the net.

The win started wild festivals driven by Van Wyk who had said before the competition it would be a passionate competition for her and a few senior players since it could be their last opportunity to fit the bill for a World Cup.


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