Falcons Defeat Cameroon Before Home Fans To win 8th AWCON

By Ikenga Chronicles December 3, 2016

Falcons Defeat Cameroon Before Home Fans To win 8th AWCON

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have emerged winners of the 2016 women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) after defeating host, Cameroon ‎before their home fans in Yaounde

A late goal from Desire Oparanozie was enough to ensure the Falcons continue their domination of the competition, winning all but two of the ten editions played so far.

The Super Falcons Coach Florence Omagbemi makes record having played in four of Nigeria’s previous victorious campaigns.

In a repeat of the 2014 final played in Namibia, the Indomitable Lionesses finished as runners-up again despite enjoying massive home support.

In front of President Paul Biya, the hosts had the best of the first half, with a number of chances for Aboudi Onguene, but the Indomitable Lionesses failed to make the most of their opportunities.

In the second half, Oparanozie, who also scored Nigeria’s winner against South Africa in the semi-final, hit the decisive goal again when she broke the deadlock seven minutes from time.

She followed through on a pass from the tournament’s leading scorer Asisat Oshoala to give her team the trophy.

The winning goal from Nigeria was a huge blow for the hosts and the thousands of fans who filled the 40,000 capacity Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium more than five hours before kick-off.

Meanwhile, Ghana finished as bronze medallists after a 1-0 win over South Africa in the third place game on Friday.

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