Super Falcons defeats Bayana Bayana to win AWCON 2018


The Super Falcons of Nigeria have won the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, after defeating South Africa 4-3 on penalties

The match ended 0-0 at regulation time

The match saw the Bayana Bayana, who beat Nigeria 1-0 in the group stage, come all out against a defensive Falconets. Asisat Oshoala on her part had a chance to win the game for Nigeria in the had a chance to win the game when she won a penalty, but she played it wide.

Onome Ebi lose the first penalty for Nigeria, but the team recovered quickly by converting the remaining four kicks while Bayana Bayana converted three of their five kicks. Linda Motlhalo last kick that gifted Nigeria the trophy.

This will be the ninth title for the Super Falcons of Nigeria, making them the most successful Afrrican nation in women football.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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