AWCON 2018: South Africa Edge Mali, Face Nigeria In The Final

AWCON 2018: South Africa Edge Mali, Face Nigeria In The  Final

By Adeboye Amosu:

South Africa will face defending champions, Nigeria in the final of the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) after defeating Mali 2-0 in their semi-final fixture at the Cape Coast Stadium on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Both teams will clash in the final of the competition on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

It’s the second time both Nigeria and South Africa are meeting at AWCON 2018.

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The Banyana Banyana defeated Nigeria 1-0 in their first Group B game at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Thembi Kgatlana opened scoring for South Africa against Mali in the 31st minute. It was her fifth goal of the competition.

Lebohang Ramalepe netted the second goal for her side nine minutes from time.

The South Africa and Nigeria are the two teams from the continent who have qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Earlier in the day, Nigeria’ Super Falcons defeated South Africa 4-2 on penalties to book their place in the final. The game ended 0-0 in regulation time.

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  • Edoman of New Jersey USA 3 weeks ago

    This is going to be a real challenge that Nigeria, as the champion, get to find out how we gonna have to beat the South African girls this time. Yes! we can.

  • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

    South Africa are not Super but were lucky by beaten Falcons in the opening match but on Saturday, that is going to be a different ball game.

    Thank God for this second opportunity to meet Bayana Bayana again in this tournament and by God’s grace, we are winning on Saturday. South Africa will be under pressure to beat Nigeria again. This is going to be a sweet revenge for Nigeria on Saturday. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • What an opportunity to settle the scores (pun intended) in a single competition. The Super Falcons now have an opportunity to say that South Africa’s winning the first game was a fluke. Go prove it and retain the cup.

    • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

      Uncle Achi, as the saying goes ‘revenge is a dish best served (or eaten) cold’
      This is hoping that our darling Super Falcons serve a revenge dish to the South Africans once and for all in the final.
      Go go go Super Falcons, go for gold!!!

      • @Ashy Slashy,

        You got it. GBAM! At least this would assuage my feeling of loss over that denied 3-1 win over BB erroneously recorded as a 1-1 draw. Though I’ve forgiven the Gambian officials, the whole thing still stings.

  • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

    @Achi, I am feeling the positive vibes that you are emitting. Listen to the song I adapted for the the Falcons:
    Looking back at when we first met
    Girls I can’t forget and I will not regret
    Falcons you the one
    You keep going on
    AFCON is coming home again
    Yeah yeah
    Falcons you are the ones
    You keep going strong
    AFCON is coming home again
    Yehhhhhh!!!!!
    Go go Super Falcons go for gold!!!!
    10,000 Bayana Bayanas will not hold our girls down.
    We have done it before and we shall do it again.

    • South African BABES have a chance to beat the not-so-super this or that on Saturday … till you spell Banyana-Banyana correctly , you got everything wrong , come Saturday !

  • South African BABES have a chance to beat the not-so-super this or that on Saturday … till you spell Banyana-Banyana correctly , you got everything wrong , come Saturday !

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  • chubby 2 weeks ago

    please where is the venue for the Finals??? accra or cape coast ???