Super Falcons To Battle South Africa In AWCON Finals
The Super Falcons will engage South Africa in the final of the 2018 African Women ’s Cup of Nations at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday (today ).
The Nigerians are seeking their ninth African title and a defence of the title they won in Cameroon two years agowhile the South Africans are looking for their first title in their third final.
Nigeria have never lost a final in the history of the AWCON while South Africahave lost three previous finals – twice toEquatorial Guinea and once to Nigeria.
Today’s game is the second time both sides are meeting in the final of the competition. Their first meeting was in 2000 when Nigeria won 2 – 0 in Johannesburg to win their second title.
The Falcons defeated Cameroon 4 – 2 on penalties in the semi – final to book a place in the final while Banyana Banyanabeat Mali 2 – 0 to reach the final .
The two sides have met 11 times previously with Banyana recording only two wins while the Falcons have won nine times. The most recent of the meetings was on November 20 when Bafana beat Falcons 1 – 0 in Group B ’ s opening match . Having both qualified for the France 2018 World Cup , the Falcons are gunning for revenge in the final tie.