The Super Falcons of Nigeria this evening retained the African Women Cup of Nations for the 8th time after defeating the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the final of the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Desire Oparanozie scored the lone goal for Nigeria with about six minutes left in the match with a well-placed shot after a defensive lapse by the very impressive Cameroonians to break the heart of the hard fighting Cameroonian team in the presence of their teeming supporters which included the country’s President, Paul Biya and his wife.
It was a difficult match for the Nigerian girls who had to struggle with the Cameroonians’ physical strength for most of the match.
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.
Asisat Oshoala emerged as the highest goal scorer in the competition, 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.