2018 AWCON: Lionesses were indomitable but the Falcons were Super

The Lionesses of Cameroon were indomitable for the Super Falcons of Nigeria for the entire 90 minutes of the semi-final encounter at the Accra Sports Stadium today (Tuesday). At the end of 90 minutes, the extra time of the game ended goalless with the Cameroonians dominating both the normal time and the extra time but the Super Falcons were super enough to defeat the Lionesses.
Nigeria won the game 4-2 on penalty shootout, following a goalless 90 mintes and extra time, though the Cameroonians were the better side but the Falcons were tactical enough to push the Lionesses aside.

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The Super Falcons were doing very well in the defence and the midfield, team Captain Onome Ebi and Osinachi Ohale did well to keep the Cameroonians off their Goalkeeper and thanks to Tochukwu Oluehi for those superb saves, not forget Rita Chikwelu and Alymatu Ayinde for their efforts in the midfield, but the Nigerian attack containing Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega need to do more to relieve their midfielders and defenders of too much work.
Nigeria will now face South Africa in the final of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations following the victory of the South Africans over Mali in the other semi-final game as Banyan Bayana won by 1-0. Nigeria and South Africa will now represent Africa in the upcoming FIFA Women World Cup that will hold in France come 2019.

By Oladele Emmanuel Abiodun

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