Nigeria got a 1-0 triumph over Cameroon in the quarter-finals of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday.
Rasheedat Ajibade’s 2nd half strike sealed triumph for the Super Falcons in the distinctly challenged experience at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca.
With this victory, the West Africans will clash the host Morocco in the semi-final, while likewise picking one of Africa’s ticket to the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup to be co-facilitated by Australia and New Zealand.
Despite their unfortunate record against the reigning African heroes, the Indomitable Lionesses went into the game brimming with high expectations – having completed the group stage unbeaten.
Indeed, even at that, the Nigerians started off very well as they overwhelmed ball possession while the Central Africans were made to remain in their own half.
Cameroon (W) 0-1 Nigeria (W) Highlights
Erling Haaland tips one Africa team to do ‘really well’ at the World Cup
Erling Haaland has upheld Senegal to do ‘all around well’ at the World Cup, certain that they are the best African team at the competition.
The Manchester City talisman, who has partaken in a explosive start to his career at the Etihad with 22 goals from 17 appearances up until this point, won’t venture out to Qatar as Norway neglected to qualify.
Speaking ahead of the World Cup this month, Haaland has tipped Senegal to go deep in the tournament, following their Africa Cup of Nations triumph in February against Egypt in the final.
When asked by SuperSportTV which African team was the best at the tournament, Haaland said: “I think Senegal will do really well.
“They are a strong team and they have so many strong players. So I think Senegal will do the best out of those.”
Senegal head to Qatar with a star-studded squad including the likes of Bayern Munich winger Sadio Mane, Everton midfield anchor Idrissa Gana Gueye and Chelsea duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy.
Mane scored his country’s decisive penalty against Egypt in the shootout to hand Senegal their first ever AFCON trophy in February.
The African nation, who have been drawn in a seemingly kind group alongside Holland, Ecuador and hosts Qatar, could face England in the last 16 — Gareth Southgate’s side would need to top of Group B while Senegal finished second in Group A or vice versa.
Haaland is fighting for fitness ahead of Manchester City’s clash against Fulham on Saturday, having missed the last two matches through injury.
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Banyana Banyana continue with their bid for a first Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title when they clash against Morocco in Saturday’s final at Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium.
Having lost in the final on six previous occasions, Banyana are looking to finally getting it right this time around.
WAFCON 2022: Zambia 1-0 Nigeria Highlights
The Nigeria national women’s team lost 1-0 to their Zambian counterparts Friday night in the match for the bronze medal at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Having failed to make it to the final, the Super Falcons and Shepolopolo needed the bronze medal match as some form of consolation.
However, even though it was the Nigerian ladies that dominated play at the Complexe Mohamed V in Casablanca, a fortuitous strike just before the half-hour mark by Evarine Katongo was helped into the net by Chiamaka Nnadozie.
Zambia vs Nigeria Highlights
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