Super Falcons overcome holders Ghana to reach WAFU Cup final

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Super Falcons overcome holders Ghana to reach 2019 WAFU Women Cup final after a 4-2 victory on penalties on Thursday night at Parc des Sport in Abidjan.

Black Queens mounting pressure on Super Falcons early in the encounter of the semi-final but Nigeria gradually gaining control of the game, while the arch-rival are not leaving any stone unturned in the fight for a final place against the host nation Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday.

Ghana goalkeeper Fafali denies Nigeria’s Sule a scoring chance 33 minutes of the clash but no goal yet in the first half as the Black Queens wrestling with Nigeria to gain control of the midfield in the tough contest.

The Black Queens make double attempts in quick succession with Evelyn blocking Mukarama’s strike, while goalkeeper Nnadozie saving the second.

Black Queens’ goalkeeper Fafali yet again foils Kanu and Sule combined efforts to score in the 59 minutes of the game, meanwhile, Super Falcons pushing to find a breakthrough 10 minutes from time as Black Queens block ever attempt by for Thomas Dennerby side.

However, no winner emerged between the two teams over the course of 90 minutes, the semi-final tie will be decided by a penalty shootout.

Super Falcons stars of Amarachi Okoronkwo, Alice Ogebe, Chidinma Okeke and Co covert their four shootouts, while Ghana miss two after Chimaka Nnadozie save it to seal Sunday final with the host nation Cote d’Ivoire at Parc des Sport in Abidjan.

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