AWCON 2018: Nigeria faces Cameroon today in semifinal battle

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Nigeria takes on Cameroon at 4:30 on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 in the semi-final of the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON). Many people view this match as the final before the final because these two teams have played 4 AWCON finals against each other and they are considered as the two best sides in African women’s football.

Nigeria has defeated Cameroon in the finals of 4 African Women’s Championships/African Women’s Nations Cup. Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-0 at the National Stadium in Lagos in the first leg of the 1991 championship final and went on to defeat Cameroon 0-4 in the second leg at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.

Four goals by Perpetua Nkwocha and a further goal by Vera Okolo (one of my favourite players) ensured that Nigeria defeated Cameroon 5-0 in the final of the 2004 championship in South Africa. It was a very physical match (I felt that the Cameroonians were trying to kill the Falcons on the pitch).

Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-0 in the final of the 2014 African Women’s Championship in Namibia.

Desire Oparanozie (freekick) and Asisat Oshoala score as the Super Falcons of Nigeria beat Cameroon to win the 2014 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Namibia.

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