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Super Falcons Beat Hosts Cote d’Ivoire To Lift WAFU Cup Title

Super Falcons Beat Hosts Cote d’Ivoire To Lift  WAFU Cup Title

Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeated hosts Cote d’Ivoire  6-5 on penalties to claim the WAFU Women’s Cup title in Abidjan on Saturday,  reports Completesports.com.

Ange N’Gueessan opened scoring for  the home team three minutes before the break.

It was the second goal the Super Falcons will be conceding from open play in the competition.

Uchenna Kanu restored parity for the Super Falcons deep into stoppage time.

The African champions then edged out the contest 6-5 on penalties to claim the title.

Ghana secured third place after claiming a 8-7 penalty shoot-out win against Mali.

The Falcons are due back in Nigeria on Sunday, while the delegation to the FIFA World Cup final camp in Austria will depart Nigeria on Monday night.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • The Super Falcons have had to rely on penalty shoot-outs to edge out contests in the semi finals and finals of tournaments on the African continent of late,though they’ve always prevailed in those shoot-outs.Kudos to them all thesame.

    Go all out and do us proud at the World Cup.

  • This Nigeria striker UCHENNA KANU is so prolific and talented she is the next perpetual nwokocha in Nigeria she scored ten goals in ten matches what a astonishing striker

  • This Nigeria striker UCHENNA KANU Is so prolific and talented she is the next perpetual nwokocha in Nigeria she scored ten goals in five matches in this competition what a astonishing striker I hope she repeats the same feat at the women’s world cup sour super falcons and not to forget the main man THOMAS DENNERBY what a quality coach unlike some stupid coach called gernot rohrs who doesn’t know anything

  • Omo9ja 5 years ago

    Stand up, stand up, for the champion, for the champion. Congratulations to the Super Falcons of Africa.

    I’m very proud of you. Chai, African champions.
    West African Football Union (WAFU) Champions. To God be the glory. Kudos to the coaches of the team. Up next France world cup. Let’s go rule the world Super Falcons of Nigeria. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • AFOLABI DAVID 5 years ago

    Congratulation, though I am not really satisfy with the way we have been winning our games for some time now as iy mostly come from penalties. I think the coaching crews need to do more tactically, we cant continue to reply on penalty.

  • Aleks 5 years ago

    Congratulations to the Super Falcons B-Team!
    I’m sure this team would have done a lot better in the Semi-Final and Final matches if the World Cup list had not been announced before then. That announcement, I believe demoralised the players that were not selected for the World Cup and equally took the steam out of the ones that were included in the World Cup list as there was nothing much to fight for.
    Hopefully next time NFF will manage such communications better, taking into consideration the potential resultant effects on the players in an ongoing competition.
    Kudos to the ladies for trying their best to motivate themselves to come through those games with victory.
    Congratulations once again to these amazing ladies!

    • Aleks 5 years ago

      And Special Congratulations to Uchenna Kanu, Lady of the Moment! I look forward to seeing you achieve great things with in your Club and National Career! Keep up the good work!

  • Israel Akinlawon 5 years ago

    Beating Ghana on penalties is not a surprise at all, going by our age long rivalry. Then, beating CIV the host on penalties in the final should not be a surprise to us, because the host is always difficult to be beaten. Therefore, kudos to those girls for winning the second edition of WAFU cup after second attempt. Remember they lost in the semi final to Ghana in their first attempt. Besides, the competition is meant for home based players of participating countries, and we know teams like CIV, Mali, etc. would always come to such a competition with their A team they use for AFCON because they don’t have players overseas. UP next is World Cup and I wish Super Falcons Team A best of luck.

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