Nigeria’s female soccer team, the Super Falcons, on Tuesday, defeated their Cameroonian counterparts, the Indomitable Lionesses 4-2 goals on penalties in the semi final of the ongoing 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON).
Captain Onome Ebi, Ajibade, Asisat Oshoala and Ngozi Ebere all converted their spot kicks to give Nigeria a 4-2 victory. The victory guarantees the team a place at next year’s World Cup in France.
Nigeria finished second in group B after two wins and a loss, while Cameroon were top of group A with two wins and a draw.
Super Falcons head coach, Thomas Dennerby, made no changes to the starting line up for their previous two games that ended in victory.
The Super Falcons were, however, bullied to creating very few chances in the first half as the Indomitable Lionesses controlled possession and set the tone of the game.
The game at the Accra Sports Stadium ended in a goalless draw at half time, with neither team creating any clear cut chances.
The second half followed in the same pattern as the first, with both sides unable to get the breakthrough.
Thomas Dennerby tried to change the game, introducing Falconets stars Rasheedat Ajibade and Anam Imo but the game ended goalless at 90 minutes.
The first half of extra time ended goalless with the Super Falcons in the ascendancy before the whistle.
The second half ended goalless also as both sides proceeded to penalty shoot out.