Defending champions Nigeria will take on hosts Cameroon in the final match of the 10th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, after beating South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 1-0.
Cameroon got the better of Ghana 1-0 in the first semi-final match at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Tuesday, with a second half strike.
Nigeria, some moments later, did same against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa at the Stade Omnisports in Limbe on Tuesday.
Watch Nigeria’s Super Falcon defeat the Bayana Bayana of South Africa 1-0
Super Falcon Desire Oparanozie’s goal in the 53rd minute was all that condemned the Bayana Bayana of South Africa to a defeat.
Asisat Oshoala was not given the chance to deliver by the opponents as both sides went into the break goalless. Two shots by midfielder Ngozi Okobi in the first half also failed to trouble the Banyana goalkeeper Andile Dlamini
Falcons changed their pattern of play in the second half, and after eight minutes of play, Desire Oparanozie fired-in a thunderous shot from a freekick to sent the fans in to the heavens to claim the only goal of the match. she opted for a rocket, which took a deflection before flying past Dlamini.
As it was against the Ghanaians in the group phase, Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala was denied what appeared a clear penalty kick with the clock winding down.
With the expected capacity crowd which would be cheering the Lionesses on, an explosive match is at hand to determine Africa’s current best team at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium