The Super Falcons of Nigeria will face the Lioness of Cameroon in the final of the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations.
This comes after the Falcons defeated their South African counterparts 1-0 in a hotly-contested semi-final match on Tuesday. The lone goal came courtesy Desire Oparanozie, who thundered a freekick in the second half past South Africa’s goalie, Nothando Vilakazi.
South Africa threatened Nigeria on multiple occasions, but Falcons keeper Alaba Jonathan gave an inspired performance to keep them at bay. Cameroon were able to book their place in the finals with a similar 1-0 victory over Ghana.
Nigeria and Cameroon will meet in the final on the 3rd of December. It would be the Falcons’ 10th final appearance in the 12 editions of the competition, and it is worth noting that they have never lost in the Finals of the competition before. Nigeria and Cameroon met in the final of the last edition of the tournament in 2014 in Namibia, with the Falcons winning 2-0 on the night.