The Falcons of Nigeria won the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations for an eighth time after a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.
Cameroun put up a better performance in the first half, with a number of chances for Aboudi Onguene, but the Indomitable Lionesses did not turn these opportunities into goals.
In the second half, Oparanozie, who also scored Nigeria’s winner goal against South Africa in the semi-final, hit the decisive goal again when she broke the deadlock seven minutes to the end of the game.
On his part, President Muhammadu Buhari through his Special Adviser on media, Femi Adesina, has congratulated the falcons for the win over the Indomitable Lioneses of Cameroon as “very sweet and well-deserved,” and for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which gave them victory despite the home advantage their opponents enjoyed.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, in his reaction, showered praises on the ladies, as well.
Dogara in a statement issued by his special adviser on media and public affairs, Turaki Hassan, pointed out that by winning the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations the Super Falcons have made the country proud.