Super Falcons win 2018 AWCON, defeat South Africa to clinch 9th title

The Super Falcons have won the 2018 AWCON, after defeating Banyana Banyana of South Africa 4-3 on penalties in Saturday’s final to clinch their 9th title.

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Though the Super Falcons and Banyana Banyana met in the group phase, with South Africans emerging 1-0 winners, however the Nigerian team defeated their counterparts in the final game of the women championship.

While Captain Onome Ebi missed the team’s first spot kick, however the quartet of Ngozi Ebere, Rita Chikwelu, Chinwendu Ihezu and Chinaza Uchendu converted their kicks for the Super Falcons to secure Nigeria’s nineth AWCON title.

Social media has been awash with praise for Nigeria, following their record ninth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday. Already, the Falcons have been promised $10,000 each if they win and they would be happy heading to the female World Cup in France next year as African champions again.

Chances were hard to come by for both nations in the concluding stages of regulation time, which ultimately sent the clash to extra-time. After both sides failed to break the deadlock in the extra 30 minutes, it was left to a penalty shoot-out and it was the Super Falcons who won the 2018 AWCON.

78 Comments

  1. That’s good, well done our super falcons, they even play better than the men, instead of me to trust our super eagles I will trust and support the super falcons.

  2. Stand up for the champions! Congratulations FALCONS , you guys are really good . I don’t know why i feel the falcons play more than super Eagles

  3. Go, Super Falcons go! Stand up for the champion, for the champion, stand up! I am proud to be a Nigerian.

  4. Lol… I doubt that @julius, the female footballers can never compit with the male football… And women can never ever be compared with men lol… The women are just side born been removed from the male

  5. Waoh, uup falcons,congratulations to our great team that always makevus proud.I am so happy with u.

  6. Super falcons, they even play better than the men, instead of me to trust our super eagles I will trust and support the super falcons.

  7. Up super falcons,the winning group,keep soaring higher and higher,Nigerian are proud of you.

  8. Congratulations to the Super Falcons for tgeir outstanding victory. They need to be celebrated and rewarded richly.

  9. This match was mind blowing. The girls who scored the penalty goals always walk with confidence B4 they hit the net with the ball. They made us proud but the award cup no make sense sha

  10. congratulations to the girls, congratulations to Nigeria. I love that because they really makes us proud. more grace

  11. Congrats to Nigeria girls for this feat, its the 9th time and the have been triumphant again , congrats to them

  12. I watched the match, these ladies have made Nigeria proud. This is just the beginning of greater things to come

  13. I watched the match, these ladies have made Nigeria proud. This is just the beginning of greater things to come. We are so proud of every one of you

  14. Our Nigeria super falcon hurray, at lest Nigeria has done something great.
    Stand up for the champions! Congratulations FALCONS , you guys are really good . I don’t know why i feel the falcons play more than super Eagles

  15. Congrats falcons they keep making us proud in Africa. Wish you all the best as you proceed to France for the world cup.

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