South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa, world football governing body, FIFA and Super Falcons skipper Onome Ebi, have sent congratulatory messages to newly crowned WAFCON champions Banyana Banyana.
Appearing in their fifth continental final, Banyana Banyana pipped hosts Morocco 2-1 to secure a first ever title.
After a goalless first half, South Africa’s dominance was rewarded as Hildah Magaia netted a brace to put South Africa 2-0.
Magaia opened scoring in the 63rd minute before making it 2-0 in the 71st minute.
And with 11 minutes left to play, Morocco pulled a goal back through Rosella Ayane which was just a consolation.
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Banyana Banyana have now joined Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea as the only three winners of the WAFCON.
And reacting to Saturday’s win, Ramaphosa thanked the players for keeping to their promise.
Ramaphosa wrote on Twitter:“Congratulations to @Banyana_Banyana on making history and winning their first ever title at the Women’s Africa Cup of National last night. They promised me that they would bring the trophy home. We cannot wait to welcome you back and thank you for flying the flag!🇿🇦“
Commenting after the final FIFA stated on their women’s World Cup Twitter handle:”CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA 🏆🇿🇦!“
And according to Ebi:”Congratulations South Africa 🇿🇦👏🏆.“
Aside emerging champions of Africa, Banyana Banyana will represent the continent at next year’s FIFA women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.