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LIVE: South Africa, Nigeria AWCON final - extra-time after goalless game

Women football on the continent will have a new queen crowned in Accra, G where the final of the African Women Cup of Nations, AWCON, is currently underway. The game is pitting eight times champions the Super Falcons of Nigeria against the ambitious and ever confident Banyana Banyana of South Africa. As at half-time, the two sides had failed to break the deadlock. Banyana Banyana, overcame Mali in the semi-final, putting two unanswered goals past their opponents. In the other semi-final, Nigeria beat Cameroon on penalties 4 – 2 to progress. Cameroon have since beaten Mali in the third-place match to book the final slot for Africa at the Women’s World Cup to be played in France. Updates from extra-time SECOND EXTRA-TIME | The second extra-time of Nigeria – South Africa has started. 15 minutes to decide it all! #TotalAWCON18 #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/hrxoGcGpw1— Total Women s Africa Cup of Nations (@CAF_AWCON) December 1, 2018 Extra time after regulation time ended goalless. Nigeria s second half penalty the big talking point but Banyana have dug in throughout. Big 30 minutes coming up.#TotalAWCON18 #FootballTogether pic.twitter.com/N8gY9TKYoo— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) December 1, 2018 INTO EXTRA TIME 90 minutes ends goalless #Nigeria 0-0 #SouthAfrica – NGSuper_Falcons missed a penalty while Banyana_Banyana s defence has held firm – #AWCONFinal18 #NGRRSA— Nick Cavell BBC Africa (@BBC_NickCavell) December 1, 2018 Updates: Full time stats The main highlight of the game so far has been the penalty miss on the part of Nigeria with skipper Assisat Oshoala unable to convert midway into the second half when Ordega was fouled by the opposing goalie. Political trivia: Where are presidents of both countries? Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja Saturday morning for Poland to participate in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, it takes place between December 2-4, 2018. -PMB MBuhari departs for Poland- pic.twitter.com/vUwL1kx2bn Bayo Omoboriowo (BayoOmoboriowo) December 1, 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is currently in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires where he is attending the 2018 G20 summit. He spoke to the team ahead of the game, the presidency reported. I had the pleasure of speaking to Banyana Banyana to congratulate them on their achievements and also wish them well as they battle Nigeria in the #AWCON2018 final. Let us rally behind our national team and give them all our support in bringing the cup home. They have been super. pic.twitter.com/9wQU5KbmKu— President Cyril Ramaphosa (@CyrilRamaphosa) December 1, 2018 This game is #Nigeria s superior skills against the superior organisation of #SouthAfrica with effort and determination at level pegging. 10 minutes left will we get a winner? 0-0 #AWCONFinal18 #NGRRSA— Nick Cavell BBC Africa (@BBC_NickCavell) December 1, 2018 80 both teams still at it and no goals at the Accra Sports Stadium #NIGvsRSA Banyana_Banyana SAFA_net SasolLeague SasolSA #limitless #afcon2018— Banyana_Banyana (@Banyana_Banyana) December 1, 2018 Asisat fails to convert. Nigeria 0-0 South Africa. thenff CAF_AWCON FIFAWWC#NGARSA #TotalAWCON18 #SoarSuperFalcons #Team9jaStrong NGSuper_Falcons (NGSuper_Falcons) December 1, 2018 75 Ordega wins us a Penalty. Asisat steps out to take it. Nigeria 0-0 South Africa. thenff CAF_AWCON FIFAWWC#NGARSA #TotalAWCON18 #SoarSuperFalcons #Team9jaStrong NGSuper_Falcons (NGSuper_Falcons) December 1, 2018 I think as in the opening Group B match between these two teams it could be something spectacular that separates them, 70 mins played still #SouthAfrica 0-0 #Nigeria #AWCONFinal18 #NGRRSA— Nick Cavell BBC Africa (@BBC_NickCavell) December 1, 2018 Two things that seem to have been a common problem at this #AWCON18 – 1. poor final balls into the areas to create those clear chances 2. Poor goalkeeping. As always there are those exceptions… but not too many!— Nick Cavell BBC Africa (@BBC_NickCavell) December 1, 2018 67 sub for Banyana_Banyana as the injured Smeda makes way for Noko Matlou, for her 1st appearance in the tournament SAFA_net SasolLeague #limitless #afcon2018 #NIGvsRSA Banyana_Banyana (Banyana_Banyana) December 1, 2018 Sub for Nigeria: Rashida Ajibade goes off, Veronica Chinwendu in— Banyana_Banyana (@Banyana_Banyana) December 1, 2018 56 Asisat crosses the ball into the box but Swart got to it before Rasheedat. Nigeria 0-0 South Africa. thenff CAF_AWCON FIFAWWC#NGARSA #TotalAWCON18 #SoarSuperFalcons #Team9jaStrong NGSuper_Falcons (NGSuper_Falcons) December 1, 2018 This game will be physical and we are ready for it. ?? #AWCON2018— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) December 1, 2018 AWCON 2018 also acts as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Nigeria and South Africa thereby confirmed their slots at the tournament which will take place in France. South Africa will be featuring at the World Cup for the first time, while Nigeria have been to every World Cup since 1991. The third place match between Cameroon and Mali on Friday, will also determine the final African representative for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Nigeria, who are the team to beat in women’s football, will be seeking revenge against the South Africans who stunned them (1-0) in their opening game at AWCON 2018.

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