African Women Nations Cup 2018 Final
- Nigeria v South Africa
- Saturday 1 December
- Accra Sports Stadium, Accra.
The final of the 2018 African Women Nations Cup is upon us with old foes Nigeria taking on South Africa in Accra.
The tournament has no major surprises with except for South Africa’s Banyana Banyana finishing above Cameroon and Ghana.
Who is likely to lift the title between Banyana and the Falcons on Saturday?
The West Africans started with a blip by losing the opener against South Africa. The number one-ranked nation in Africa responded with fury by smashing Zambia 4-0 and Equatorial Guinea 6-0 to progress to the semi-finals.
The Nigerians did not have it all easy in the semi-finals though. Cameroon held them to a goalless draw after extra time. It was from the penalty kicks where the Nigerians earned a 4-2 win to set up a rematch with South Africa on Saturday.
Desiree Ellis ladies glided through the group stages without a hiccup. They beat Nigeria 1-0, before annihilating Equatorial Guinea 7-1. Banyana continued to showcase their class in their semi-finals against Mali to win 2-0.
Coach Thomas Dennerby🇳🇬: we had treatment for all the players, rehab training, a post-match meeting & we’re training towards tomorrow’s game.— Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations (@CAF_AWCON) November 30, 2018
Coach @descaptain🇿🇦: our main aim in coming for this tournament was to qualify for @FIFAWWC & we have achieved that goal”.#TotalAWCON18 pic.twitter.com/pNpA2O6xRX
Saturday’s mammoth clash will begin in the cool hour of 18:00 in Ghanaian time.