Super Falcons Win AWCON Cup Of Nations For 9th Time

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Super Falcons of Nigeria
Super Falcons of Nigeria

Super Falcons of Nigeria, Saturday, won the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations after thrashing the Bayana Bayana of South Africa 4-3 on penalties.

This is the ninth AWCON that the Super Falcons have won the coveted cup.

To reach the final, Super Falcons beat Cameroon by 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out while Banyana Banyana of Soth Africa defeated Mali 2-0 in the semi-final.

After the final match of the continental tournament lasted into extra time, the game ended in a penalty shoot-out.

Super Falcons won 4-3 after South Africa’s Linda Motlhalo missed a penalty.

They won the cup in1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Super Falcons had earlier qualified to represent Nigeria at the FIFA Women World Cup tournament in France next year.