Nigeria rule but Awcon final exposes endangered African women’s football dynasty


Goal analyse Saturday’s final between the Super Falcons and Banyana Banyana in the elite continental championship


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Saturday’s Africa Women Cup of Nations final showed the undoubtable superiority of Nigeria on the continent as much as it signaled an imminent end to a sprawling hegemony.

After 120 minutes of scoreless action against a plucky South Africa at the Accra Sports Stadium, the Super Falcons strutted their unrivalled pedigree in the women’s game, showing up when it mattered most to steal a 4-3 triumph.

It wasn’t a ‘beautiful’ win; no, that was certainly not flawless. It wasn’t one of those games where the West Africans, as per pre-match prognostications, cruised with authority, teased in display, balled in aplomb and in the end sign-off with a matching…

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