The Super Falcons of Nigeria return to Nigeria on Sunday afternoon after an historic 4-3 penalties victory over the Banyana Banyana of South Africa on Saturday night at the Accra sports stadium in Ghana to be Crown champions of Africa Women Football for a record of 9th times.
Falcons Arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday afternoon and were welcome by Nigerians and government officials
The Super Falcons went into the tournament as defending champions after winning the 2016 edition in Yauode by beating host country Cameroon 1-0 in the final thought everything will be easy but were proove wrong when South Africa handed them their first defeat in the opening game before beating Zambia 4-0 and the whipping team Equatorial Guinea 6-0 to book thier place in the Semi Finals against Cameroon.
Super Falcons didn’t come to play in the Semi Finals as Cameroon dominated the game and make the Falcons to look like they are new to women football but the goalkeeper of the tournament , Tochukwu Oluehi kept the Falcons going with brilliant goalkeeping from her side to deny the Lioness victory after 120minutes of play and the game have to be decided on penalties shootout which the Falcons won 4-2 to book thier place in the final for a record 9 times after two lioness players miss their spot kicks.
Super Falcons were back to thier best in the final against South Africa after their poor performance in Semi Finals against Cameroon, they dominated the game but failed to find the bank of the net, Nigeria whom have another opportunity to seal the game in 73minutes when Ordega was brought down and the referee point to the spot kick but Oshoala shoot the ball wide to take the game to extra time.
South Africa came back into the game in the extra time but Tochukwu Oluehi denied them two clear chances to Crown them champions for the first time and game have to be decided on penalties whom Falcons won 4-3 to be Crown champions of Africa for a record of 9th times.
Defender Onome Ebi who spoke with journalist said they are looking forward to reach the semis Finals of the FIFA Women World cup for the first time after their best performance was reaching the quarter finals in 1999 ever since then they have failed to make an impact in the world cup by leaving in group stages.
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