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Nigeria Defeats Cameroon To Lift AWC Trophy

The Super Falcons of Nigeria this evening in Windhoek Namibia defeated their Cameroonian counterparts to lift the African Women Championship  for a record ninth time.

Goals from captain, Desire Oparanozie and Azizat Oshoala in the first half were enough to see the Nigerian girls through. Oparanozie scored a brilliant freekick while Azizat who is fresh from her success at the U-20 World scored a tap-in goal from a square ball.

Desire Oparanozie won the Golden Boot award for finishing with the highest number of goals, five. She beat her compatriot, Azizat Oshola who finished with four goals. Azizat was however presented with the award for player of the tournament.

South Africa won the fair play trophy despite finishing fourth after losing to Ivory Coast in the third place match which was played earlier. The top three teams in the AWC; Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast will represent the continent at next year’s Women’s world cup.

The next AWC will be hosted by Cameroon.

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