The Nigerian Super Falcons have won their ninth AWCON title after a 4-3 win with South Africa after penalties in a tension soaked match.
There were no goals during the normal regulation time as both teams matched each other strength for strength all through the 120 minutes. Asisat Oshoala missed an 83rd minute penalty but that did not stop the Nigerian team from being victorious as goalkeeper Tochukwu saved the last kick taken by South African football team.
Onome Ebi missed the first spot-kick but the South Africans also threw away their second penalty to bring the Super Falcons even in the penalty kick. Francisca Ordega was given the man-of-the-match while Thembi Kgatlana won the most valuable player award.
Cameroon won the Fair Play award as they join Nigeria and South Africa to next year’s FIFA’s Women’s World Cup in France.