The Tremendous Falcons have gained the 2018 AWCON, after defeating Banyana Banyana of South Africa 4-Three on penalties in Saturday’s closing to clinch their ninth title.
Although the Tremendous Falcons and Banyana Banyana met within the group part, with South Africans rising 1-Zero winners, nonetheless the Nigerian workforce defeated their counterparts within the closing sport of the ladies championship.
Whereas Captain Onome Ebi missed the workforce’s first spot kick, nonetheless the quartet of Ngozi Ebere, Rita Chikwelu, Chinwendu Ihezu and Chinaza Uchendu transformed their kicks for the Tremendous Falcons to safe Nigeria’s nineth AWCON title.
Social media has been awash with reward for Nigeria, following their file ninth Africa Ladies’s Cup of Nations title on the Accra Sports activities Stadium on Saturday. Already, the Falcons have been promised $10,000 every in the event that they win and they’d be blissful heading to the feminine World Cup in France subsequent yr as African champions once more.
Possibilities have been onerous to return by for each nations within the concluding levels of regulation time, which finally despatched the conflict to extra-time. After either side failed to interrupt the impasse within the additional 30 minutes, it was left to a penalty shoot-out and it was the Tremendous Falcons who gained the 2018 AWCON.