By: Joseph Aigbonosumua
The Falcons of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated the Three Lionesses of Cameroon to qualify for the final of the 2018 African Women Cup Of Nations (AWCON).
The match ended in penalties with the Falcons winning 4-2.
The highly competitive semi-final match in the Ghanaian stadium ended 0-0 after 90 minutes of football. An extra time of 30 minutes also produced no goal for either side.
While Cameroon scored their first two penalties and missed the next two, the Super Falcons scored all four penalties they played.
The Falcons will now await the winner of the second semi-final between South Africa and Mali.
Tuesday’s victory also guarantees the Falcons automatic qualification for the next FIFA Women’s World Cup.
After a goalless 90 minutes, the semi-final match played in Ghana went into extra time.
The match was decided by a penalty shootout after it still remained goalless.
The Falcons won the penalty shootout by 4-2, sending them into the final of the tournament.
The Nigerian girls converted all their penalties while the Cameroonian girls missed two of their kicks.
With the victory, the Super Falcons have claimed one of Africa’s spot at next year’s Women’s World Cup.
The first, second and third team in the tournament automatically qualify for the Women’s World Cup.
The Super Falcons will now meet the winner between South Africa and Mali in the second Semi-final match to be played later.