Nigeria on Saturday defeated Cameroon in the final clash of the 2016 Africa Women’s Nations Cup (AWCON) which took place in Cameroon to clinch their 8th AWCON’s champions title.
The fierce battle at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium, Yaoundé, awhich saw Super Falcons trade tackles with the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon turned out in favour of the Falcons at the end of the game.
Recall that the Nigeria team earlier defeated their South African counterparts 1-0 in Limbe to reach the finals, with Desire Oparanozie scoring the goal that separated the two teams.
Cameroon on their part got into the finals on the back of a narrow 1-0 victory over the Black Queens of Ghana.
Meanwhile. President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon at the final game of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President described the “hard-earned” victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved.”
He commended the Nigerian women for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd.
Buhari noted that the Nigerian team achieved “this feat of being African champions for the 8th time,” a development he said has lifted the spirits of sports-loving Nigerians.
The statement read in part, “The President enjoins other Nigerian sports men and women to emulate the exemplary attitude of the Super Falcons who placed the interest of the nation above personal interests, while assuring that the Federal Government will not relent in doing its best to promote sports within available resources.
“He also salutes the technical competence of the coaching crew, which enabled the Nigerian players to overcome their hard-fighting opponents throughout the competition.”