Nigeria’s Super Falcons Beat South Africa 1-0, Qualify For AWCON 2016 Final


Nigeria’s Super Falcons Beat South Africa 1-0 To Qualify For The AWCON 2016 Finals

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are through to the final of the 2016 AWCON.

The nation’s senior female football team beat South Africa 1 – 0 in their semi-final duel on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will now face hosts Cameroon in the final which will be played on Saturday December 3, 2016.

Hosts Cameroon defeated Ghana 1 – 0 in first semi-final decider on Tuesday November, 29, 2016.

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It was a hard win for Nigeria’s Super Falcons to qualify for the finals of the ongoing 2016 African Women Cup of Nations.

The competition which is going on in Cameroon saw the Super Falcons defeat South Africa’s Bayana Bayana 1-0 in a feisty battle on Tuesday.


Petite striker Desire Oparanozie’s goal in the 53rd minute was all that condemned the Bayana Bayana of South Africa to a defeat.

The Falcons were denied a penalty in the game which was a close call foul in the South African 18-yard area.

Super Falcons Beat South Africa To Get To AWCON 2016 Finals

The South Africans were determined and exemplified lots of resilience in the encounter.

They would have gone ahead in the 20th minute, but they missed a glorious opportunity to convert a chance.

Nigeria’s tournament leading goal-scorer, Asisat Oshoala could not get a chance to work her magic in the game as both sides went into the break goalless.

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The Super Falcons changed their pattern of play in the second half with some tactical change by coach Omagbemi.

After eight minutes of play, Desire Oparanozie struck a thunderous shot from a free-kick to sending the excited fans in a frenzy.

Oparanozie’s goal proves to be the Falcon’s saving grace and the only goal of the match.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will now face Cameroon in a supremacy battle in the final of the 2016 AWCON on Saturday, December 3, 2016.