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WAFCON 2022: South Africa Qualify For Final After Dramatic Win Vs Zambia

WAFCON 2022: South Africa Qualify For Final After Dramatic Win Vs Zambia

Banyana Banyana of South Africa have qualified for the final of the WAFCON 2022 after securing a dramatic 1-0 win against the Copper Queens of Zambia in Monday’s semi-final.

With the game heading for extra-time after six minutes of added time, the South Africans were awarded a penalty for a foul on a Banyana Banyana player after long consultation with VAR.

And Linda Motlhalo converted the spot kick to send the South Africans to their fifth WAFCON in final appearance.

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It is now back-to-back final appearance for Banyana Banyana, who lost 4-3 to the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2018 edition.

They will now wait for the winner of the second semi-final between hosts Morocco and Nigeria.

Both Morocco and Nigeria will be meeting for the third time in the WAFCON, with the Falcons winning the previous two clashes 8-0 and 6-0 in 1998 and 2000 respectively.

All the semi-finalists have automatically qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women‘s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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  • William the conqueror 1 year ago

    Thieving ref.

  • Chudynak 1 year ago

    Manufactured penalty! I don’t know why this CAF president is hellbent on a South African final and by extension WAFCON title at all cost. Very questionable call by the referee!

  • dominic 1 year ago

    OK let hope Nigeria women beat morroco women so we meet them in final and have opportunity to revenge

  • Anthony 1 year ago

    Can’t FAZ appeal against that useless officiating by VAR?

  • Debo 1 year ago

    The writer of this article either did not watch the match or was writing out of sheer stupid*ty. How can someone write that the penalty was awarded for a foul on a Banyana Banyana player? Zambia was robbed and I believe it was deliberate. It was clearer than daylight that those behind the VAR and the referee deliberately connived against Zambia. What a sad story!

  • Codex 1 year ago

    Daylight Robbery