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The Super Falcons have won their ninth AWCON title following a 4-3 win over South Africa after penalties in an entertaining fixture.

There were no goals during regulation time as both teams matched each other strength for strength all through 120 minutes.

Asisat Oshoala missed an 83rd minute penalty but that did not stop the Nigerian team from being victorious as goalkeeper Tochukwu saved the last kick taken by South Africa.

Onome Ebi missed the first spot-kick but South Africa also threw away their second penalty to bring the Super Falcons even in the match.

Francisca Ordega was given the man-of-the-match while Thembi Kgatlana won the most valuable player award.

Cameroon won the Fair Play award as they join Nigeria and South Africa to next year’s FIFA’s Women’s World Cup in France.

Yesterday evening, defending champions and Nigeria’s Super Falcons lost 0-1 to rivals South Africa in their opening match at the 11th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations at Cape Coast in Ghana.

Even with the superiority in experience of the Nigerian side, they failed to translate that into dominance as the South Africans gave them no breathing space though standing up to them and even keeping them on the back foot several times.

The Banyana Banyana however found the breakthrough in the 85th minute through Thembi Kgatlana. The Super Falcons next take on Zambia in their second Group B encounter on Wednesday at the Cape Coast Stadium