The Super Falcons of Nigeria are ready for battle at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé as they go to war against their Cameroon counterparts.
The Falcons, looking to again confirm their dominance in Africa, are targeting a record eighth AWCON title in today’s final against the Indomitable Lionesses.
Cameroon on their part are desperate for their maiden crown and would have to be at their best to upset the fired-up Nigerian side.
The Falcons won in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
They will hope to keep that tradition on Saturday.
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Super Falcons Starting XI Vs Indomitable Lionesses: Alaba Jonathan, Ugo Njoku, Faith Ikidi Michael, Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Ngozi Okobi, Halimatu Ayinde, Rita Chikwelu (c), Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie, Asisat Oshoala.
Reserves: Ibubeleye Whyte, Rita Akarekor, Ebere Ngozi, Gladys Akpa, Osarenoma Igbinovia, Glory Iroka, Ijeoma Obi, Chioma Wogu, Uchechi Sunday, Esther Sunday.
10’mins Nigeria 0-0 Cameroon… The Indomitable Lions with the better chances so far.
Super Falcons’ Osinachi Ohale concedes a corner kick.
The Cameroon Coach has been the busier of the two coaches as he has been barking instructions to his team.
Free kick for Nigeria. The Falcons are yet to trouble the Cameroon goalkeeper in this game.
Anxious moments in the Nigerian defense but the ball is finally cleared!
Big Save from Nigerian goalkeeper Alaba Johnson. One on one chance of the Cameroon Ladies.
Nigeria Captain Rita Chikwelu is lying on the turf after receiving a shot to her ribs from the Cameroons.
Half Time: Cameroo 0-0 Nigeria.
Second half underway!
A long free kick… Oparanozie gets a flick header but not enough to cause any problems for the Cameroon keeper.
Onome Ebi concedes free kick in a dangerous position… Cameroon’s Ngono Mani brought down.
Rising shot from the Cameroon free kick.. and its over the bar!!
The Falcons need to step up their game if they want to win this contest……As it stands the Cameroon team have shown greater hunger; creating series of chance with only Jonathan Alaba coming between the Cameroonians and a goal…
The attacking duo of Oshoala and Oparanozie have both been shadows of themselves due to the Cameroonians paying special attention to both of them…
Can Nigeria Coach pull off a tactical change that can salvage this game??
First Sub: Cameroon’s Ngono Mani making way for Ngo Genevieve.
We have crossed the hour-mark and it is still goalless in the 2016 AWCON Final ongoing in Yaounde.
Change by Nigeria. Nwogu Success in for Francesca Ordega.
Nigeria goalkeeper Alaba Johnathan and a Cameroon player are both down on the turf receiving treatment after a collision.
A tame shot by Cameroon and Alaba makes an easy save.
Nigeria’s Halimat Ayinde moves out for treatment for suspected cramp.
Goal!!!! Oparanozie scores for Nigeria Nigeria 1-0 Cameroon.
All the knockout games in this competition has ended in 1-0 scorelines. Can the Falcons hold on to win their eight African title?
Cameroon fans leaving the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé in droves..
Final whistle! Nigeria Champions again. Nigeria 1-0 Cameroon.