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NAMIBIA 2014: Falcons win 7th AWC Crown

Super Falcons of Nigeria yesterday bounced back to their exalted position as the best women side in the African Continent, winning the 2014 African Women Champion­ship Crown in Namibia.

Yesterday’s victory is the 7th time the Falcons will rule Africa. Falcons easily dismissed the In­domitable Lionesses of Cameroon by 2-0 to emerge Namibia 2014 cham­pions.

En Avant de Guingamp of France striker, Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala scored the goals that gave Nigeria the AWC crown. Oparanozie got the opener in the 13th minute when her brilliant free kick from outside the box sailed into the net.

Goggle wearing Cameroon strik­er, Deborah Enganamouit, failed to locate the post and level the score line a few minutes later as her strike bounced off the cross bar .

The two teams continued to attack each other with Cameroon looking to get an equalizer while Nigeria want­ed another goal to make it a comfort­able lead within the first 45 minutes of the match.

Cameroon came close once again as a headed effort by Michele Mad­eleine from a corner kick went wide much to the relieve of Nigeria.

Falcons increased the score line in the 43rd minute with Asisat Oshoala scoring her fourth goal of the compe­tition. The second half failed to produce a goal despite the spirited efforts made by Cameroon.

Meanwhile , Cote d’Ivoire snatched the final ticket for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup after a 1-0 win over South Africa in the third-place match on Saturday in Windhoek.

Rebecca Ida scored the only goal of the match six minutes from time to hand ‘Les Elephantes’ the final Afri­can slot for next year’s women’s ver­sion of the Mundial joining Nigeria and Cameroon.

The feat represents a huge feat for the Ivorians who are participating in the African Women Championship only for the second time.

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