Nigeria’s U20 football players, the Falconets, is the new champions of the women’s football tournament of the 12th African Games in Rabat on Thursday.
They won the gold after a 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over the Cameroonian opponents.
The two teams had battled to a 1-1 draw at the group stage and 0-0 at the final. The victory was the first gold for the Falconets in 12 years at the African games.
The teams had played out a draw after extra-time before the Falconets won the ensuing penalty kicks at Boubker Aamar Stadium.
In the semi-final, Christopher Danjuma’s side won Algeria 3-0, while Cameroon required extra-time to subdue hosts Morroco 3-1 on the same day.