African Women Championship:Nigeria clinch sixth crown

Nov 15, 2010

Nigeria won the African Women's Championship title after beating Equatorial Guinea 4-2 in the final in South Africa on Sunday. 

A late flurry of goals helped the Super Falcons to seal their sixth title.

The brave Guinean ladies were undone by two own-goals that robbed them of the chance of retaining the title.

Tournament's top scorer Perpetua Nkwocha put Nigeria in the lead on seven minutes after dominating the early exchanges.

The Super Falcons' lead triggered an Equatorial Guinea revival and Carolina Parreira drew them level in the 66th minute.

Ugochi Oparanozie restored Nigeria's lead 11 minutes later with a powerful header.

The Super Falcons extended their lead when Ghislaine Nke inadvertently put the ball into her own net to make it 3-1.

Moments later Jada Sayo restored hope for Equatorial Guinea with a strike but when Parreira scored an own goal late in the goal, Nigeria sealed their win.

The two finalists will represent Africa at next year's World Cup in Germany.

Meanwhile, hosts South Africa beat Cameroon 2-0 to finish third in the tournament.

Bayana Bayana dominated the early exchanges and deservedly took the lead on eight minutes when Nocawe Skiti.

Skiti pounced after Nthabeleng Modiko's near perfect free kick smacked against the cross bar.

Amanda Dlamini doubled the home side's lead 30 minutes from Mamello Makhabane's perfect corner kick.


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