In a hard fought match, the Super Falcons of Nigeria managed a narrow 1-0 win over South Africa in the Women’s African Cup of Nations.
Both sides had chances in the match, with Oparanozie and Okobi only denied from giving Nigeria the lead by the South African goalkeeper. The Bayana Bayana also had a goal disallowed in the first half as both sides went in level at the break in Limbe.
Oparanozie broke the deadlock for Nigeria early in the second half with a thunderous shot and despite several scares, the Falcons managed to hold on to their lead and run out winners. The Falcons will now face Cameroon in the finals as Cameroon beat Ghana 1-0 in the second semi-final of the day.