South Africa’s women’s national football team will on Saturday face Nigeria’s Super Falcons for the 2018 African Women’s Nations Cup title.
Bayana Bayana, who have been outstanding throughout the tournament overcame Mali in the semi-final, scoring two unreplied goals past the Female Eagles.
In the other semi-final, Nigeria and Cameroon played out a goalless draw in regulation time. The
defending champions went on to win the resulting penalty shootout (4-2).
Nigeria are the record holders of the women’s football tournament, having won the first seven
Qualifying for Women’s World Cup
AWCON 2018 also stands in as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Also, Nigeria and South Africa have confirmed their slots at the tournament which will take place in France.
More so, South Africa will be featuring at the World Cup for the first time, while Nigeria have been
to every World Cup since 1991.
The third place match between Cameroon and Mali billed for Friday will also determine the final
African representative for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The stakes are high
Nigeria, who are the team to beat in women’s football, will be seeking revenge against the South
Africans who stunned them (1-0) in their opening group game at AWCON 2018.
‘‘For now we celebrate and prepare for the final match on Saturday…now that we have that out of
the way, the next target is retaining the trophy, ’‘says Nigeria head coach, Thomas Dennerby.
The two occasions the Super Falcons failed to win the AWCON title, it was clinched by Equatorial Guinea.