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Banyana Banyana’s dream of winning their first continental title faded into thin air as Thomas Dennerby’s side again won via a penalty shootout
Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine as Nigeria claimed the African Women Cup of Nations for a record ninth time after defeating South Africa 4-3 on penalties following a tightly contested 120-minute draw in Accra, Ghana.
The Super Falcons goalkeeper was impressive throughout the encounter, before saving the decisive penalty to help her team beat Banyana Banyana.
Thanks for South Africa @Banyana_Banyana, for giving a tough #TotalAWCON18 final encounter, and to all Nigerians, thanks for supporting us to another @CAF_AWCON title success in Ghana. #NGARSA #SoarSuperFalcons #Team9jaStrong pic.twitter.com/mQYXmMI9jW
— NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) December 1, 2018
Onome Ebi had missed Nigeria’s first penalty of the shootout before Oluehi provided a stunning save to deny Linda Motlhalo, thus, securing victory for Nigeria.