2018 AWCON: Nigeria beat South Africa to retain title

2018 AWCON: Nigeria beat South Africa to retain title

Nigeria have defended their Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) tittle after beating determined South Africa 4-3 on penalties at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

Two teams played out a thrilling 0-0 draw after extra-time with some scoring chances created by the two teams but struggling to find the back of the net.

The Super Falcons recovered from the first miss to convert the remaining four while Banyana Banyana went on to miss three more to give Nigeria a record extending 11th African title.

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Reigning African Footballer of the Year Assisat Oshoala missed a second half penalty by miscuing her kick which was shocking.

Striker Chrestinah Kgatlana made a promising with a solo run and dribbled past Osinachi Ohale but she shot feebly into the goalie's hands.

Banyana Banyana also came close to scoring but goalkeeper Oluehi parried Mamelo Makhabane's free-kick out.

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