Super Falcons Win AWC For 7th Time, Beat Cameroon 2-0

FalconsNigeria’s senior female team, the Super Falcons, returned to its winning  ways, defeating the Lionesses Cameroon 2-0 in the final encounters of the African Women Championship to lift the trophy a record seventh time. The match was played at the Sam Nujoma stadium, Windhoek, Namibia. Falcon’s Desire Oparanozie found the net in the 13th minute through a free kick that brazed past Cameroonian goalkepper Anette Ngo Ndom. The Lioness fought back with a long range shot off the boots of Gaelle Enganamouit, but veered wide off the goal post. The clincher for the Super Falcons came in the 44th minute with a pass from Francisca Ordega to Asisat Oshoala who lurched the ball into the back of net. The match closed in the after time with two goals in Nigeria’s kitty. Unrelenting, Cameroon’s Enganamouit shot a corner kick in the 63rd minute, which like earlier attempt strayed wide from the net. The sound of Zambian referee, Gladys Lengwe’s whistle brought the spectacular game to its close. The Falcons emerged the strongest throughout the tournament, carrying through its unbeaten streak. Hard as the Cameroonian side fought to break the jinx of always being defeated by the Falcons, since the tournament began in 1991 ca,me to naught.

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