Saturday, 3 December 2016

CHAMPIONS! Nigeria Beat Cameroon To Win AWCON 2016

Desire Oparanozie’s 84th-minute strike fired Nigeria to African Women’s Cup of Nations glory with a 1-0 win over Cameroon in Yaoundé on Saturday afternoon.

With the victory, Nigeria have emerged African champions eight time and coach Florence Omagbemi makes history as the first person to win the continental championship both as a player and coach.

The tournament's outstanding team failed to repeat the fluency and brilliance of their defeat of South Africa in the semi-final, but Florence Omagbemi’s team found one more sumptuous moment during the closing stages of the game.

Oparanozie dribbled past defender Meffoumetou Falone before firing past goalkeeper Annette Ndom after the Indomitable Lionesses had failed to deal with Ngozi Okobi’s floated left-wing cross at the near post.

It was the second time Nigeria had defeated a host nation in the final and it came as a bitter pill to swallow for Ngachu Enow’s ladies who had created the better chances during the hard-hitting encounter.




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