The Super Falcons of Nigeria are champions of Africa again after defeating the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the final of the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Yaoundé.
Desire Oparanozie scored the lone goal for Nigeria in the 84th minute with a well-placed shot after a defensive lapse by the very impressive Cameroonians.
It was a difficult match for the Nigerian girls who had to struggle with the Cameroonians’ physical strength for most of the match.
Nigerians have now won their eight Africa Women Cup of Nations trophy and remain the most successful African women’s team.
Nigeria and Cameroon have now met ten times in all competitions with Nigeria having a better record having won eight of those matches.
Coach of the Nigerian team, Florence Omagbemi, has also made history by becoming the first individual to win the AWCON as a player and a coach.
Nigeria scored 13 goals in the tournament, conceding one, with Asisat Oshoala emerging as the highest goal scorer.
The Golden boot winner, in her reaction to the triumph, promised that the team would continue to work hard to stay at the top especially after having a disappointing outing at the All Africa Games.
For Francesca Ordega and Onome Ebi also expressed joy saying the victory is most significant because of the difficulties the team had to go through.