The Nigerian team has won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations for the eighth time as the team beat Cameroon 1-0 in the finals.
The reigning champions have dominated the competition since its inception winning all but two of the editions.
Despite having tremendous support on their home turf in Yaoundé – an estimated 40,000 people rammed in the stadium and in the presence of President Paul Biya – the Cameroon team were once again forced to take second place against the Super Falcons, a repeat of the 2014 finals.
Cameroon’s dream ended during the second half when a goal from the strong-legged Desire Oparanozie hit the back of the net, breaking the 0-0 deadlock with seven minutes from the end of the game.
Ghana took home the bronze after beating South Africa 1-0.