AFCON: Super Falcons wins eighth African Women Crown

Super Falcons

The Guingamp star’s goal in the second half was enough to separate the two teams and give Florence Omagbemi’s women an eighth African crown.

Oparanozie hands Super Falcons African title

Desire Oparanozie’s 84th-minute strike fired Nigeria to African Women’s Cup of Nations glory with a 1-0 win over Cameroon in Yaoundé.

The tournament’s outstanding team failed to repeat the fluency and brilliance of their defeat of South Africa in the semi-final, but Florence Omagbemi’s team found one more sumptuous moment during the closing stages of the game.

Oparanozie dribbled past defender Meffoumetou Falone before firing past goalkeeper Annette Ndom after the Indomitable Lionesses had failed to deal with Ngozi Okobi’s floated left-wing cross at the near post.

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It was the second time Nigeria had defeated a host nation in the final and it came as a bitter pill to swallow for Ngachu Enow’s ladies who had created the better chances during the hard-hitting encounter.

Asisat Oshoala wins Africa Women Cup of Nations’ Golden Boot

The striker finished the competition with six goals despite firing blanks in Saturday’s final victory over Cameroon, while Oparanozie took second place

 Asisat Oshoala

Asisat Oshoala won the Africa Women Cup of Nations’ Golden Boot as Nigeria beat Cameroon in Saturday’s final.

Desire Oparanozie netted a late goal as Florence Omagbemi’s ladies held out for the victory to win their eighth title.

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Oshoala finished the tournament with six goals, three clear of Oparanozie and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo.

The Arsenal forward becomes the fourth Nigerian after Mercy Akide, Perpetua Nkwocha and Oparanozie to finish as the tournament’s top goalscorer.

 

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