The Super Falcons of Nigeria have emerged as the champions of Africa for an incredible ninth time after winning the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON).
The Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated South Africa’s Bayana Bayana 4-3 in the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) final held at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria endured and triumphed in the final game having to go through the draining route of extra time and then penalty kicks before they could win the title.
Same as it was in the semifinal match against Cameroon, Tockhukwu Oluehi was the hero for Nigeria, saving the last kick that denied the South Africans a chance to dethrone the Falcons.
Nigeria won 4-3 on penalties with Ngozi Ebere, Rita Chikwelu, Chinwendu Ihezuo and Chinaza Uchendu converting the next four and Oluehi saving the decisive final kick.
It is the first time in the history of the competition that the final match was decided through a penalty shoot-out after extra time.