African Women Championship: Match Day 2 Wrap

large_l_Nigeria celebrateA total of 14 goals were scored in 4 games on match day 2 at the ongoing African Women’s Championship in Namibia with Nigeria responsible for 6 of the goals against Zambia and became the first team to qualify for the Semi finals.

Here is a quick summary of what went down on Match day 2:

nigeriaIn group A, Nigeria proved too strong for Zambia, as the Super Falcons ran out 6-0 winners on Tuesday amassing a total of 10 goals scored in two games and conceding just 2 goals. A brace from Desire Oparanozie (taking her tally to four goals) and further strikes from Ngozi Okobi, Ohale Osinachi, Asisat Oshoala and Perpetua Nkwocha ensured a comfortable win for the six time winners. Ngozi Ebere was voted as the TN Mobile WOTM.

The other game in group A left the Brave Gladiators heartbroken late on as the Elephants ran out 3-1 winners to silence the home crowd and pick up their first win of the tournament. Captain Estelle Nahi was on target as well as Ines Tia who bagged a brace on the night. Impressive Zenatha Coleman had equalized for the host but it wasn’t enough. TN Mobile WOTM was Fatou Coulibaly.

On Friday, the final round of group matches will be played and Nigeria’s Super Falcons will come up against their Namibian counterparts in a game that the hosts need a result to keep qualification hopes for the next round alive. In the other game that will be played simultaneously, Les Elephantes will be looking forward to picking up their first ever last four with a win over Zambia who are also hoping to bow out of the competition on a high after suffering two losses.

cameroonIn group B, Cameroon secured a comfortable win over Algeria and qualified for the semi finals with a game to spare with Deborah Enganamouit who was voted as the game’s WOTM scoring in each half to record their second win of the tournament. Algeria finished the game with ten players after Fethia Bekhedda was given her marching orders.

Meanwhile, Ghana and South Africa couldn’t go past Algeria on the log as both sides shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. South Africa’s Mpuni Nyandeni was making her 100th appearance for the team and she was voted TN Mobile WOTM after a good performance. Elizabeth Cudjoe scored for the Black Queens after Octovia Nogwanya had given Banyana Banyana the lead.

On Saturday, West African side Ghana face a big task when they meet Cameroon in their last Group B clash with a much needed win and will be hoping for a favorable result in the other group game that will see South Africa take on Algeria.

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