Nigeria's victory over their Cameroonian counterparts guarantees a place at next years World Cup in France.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria beat the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon 4-2 on penalties in the semifinal of the ongoing 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) on Tuesday, November 27.
Nigeria vs Cameroon
Nigeria finished second in group B after two wins a loss, while Cameroon were top of group A with two wins and a draw.
Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby made no changes to the starting line up for their previous two games that ended on victory.
The Super Falcons were however bullied to creating very few chances in the first half as the Indomitable Lionesses controlled possession and set the tone of the game.
The Cameroonians aimed to revenge previous defeats to Nigeria as the game at the Accra Sports Stadium ended in a goalless draw at halftime, with neither team creating any clear cut chances.
The second half followed in the same pattern as the first with both sides unable to get the breakthrough.
Thomas Dennerby tried to changes the game introducing Falconets stars Rasheedat Ajibade and Anam Imo but the game ended goalless at 90 minutes.
Extra time and penalties
The first half of extra time ended goalless with the Super Falcons in the ascendancy before the whistle.
The second half ended goalless also as both side proceeded to penalty shoot out.
Captain Onome Ebi, Ajibade, Asisat Oshoala and Ngozi Ebere all converted their spot kicks to give Nigeria a 4-2 victory.
Cameroon star Ajara Nchout was voted Woman of the Match as she played a crucial role as the Indomitable Lioness pressed the Super Falcons.
By winning the semifinal game the Super Falcons have qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France and will face either the Bayana Bayana of South Africa or Mali in the final of the AWCON 2018.