The Bayana Bayana of South Africa have emerged as semi-final opponents of Nigeria’s Super Falcons after the team beat Algeria 5-1 on Saturday at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia.
The South African ladies who only had one point going into the final Group game were fully aware that they would only progress if they get a convincing win over the North Africans.
The mission was thus bravely pursed and a brace by Portia Modise and goals by Sanah Mollo, Mamello Makhabane and Amanda Dlamini sealed the much needed three points and goal difference for Banyana Banyana.
The Super Falcons will see the semi final pairing as a perfect opportunity to take their pound of flesh off the South Africans who surprisingly beat them by a lone goal at this same stage in the last edition of the tournament held in Equatorial Guinea.
The Nigerian girls have been outstanding at the ongoing tournament in Namibia where they have won all their games so far; scoring 12 goals and conceding just two goals in the process.
The semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa will take place next Wednesday October 22 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek.