Déjà vu as Nigeria set up Cameroon final


Defending champions Nigeria's Super Falcons will hope to smash past debutants Kenya Saturday to win Group B and avoid hosts Cameroon in the semi-finals of the women's AFCON.

It was a bullet shot from a free-kick at the edge of the penalty box, but it was enough to send the Super Falcons into the final for the eighth time.

Kick off time is 7 p.m.

Ghana were beaten by hosts Cameroon in the first semi-final, which means that Cameroon and Nigeria will battle it out for the 2016 honours.

Nigeria's Ngozi Okobi got the first chance at goal with a curling shot on 16 minutes following a one-two with Asisat Oshoala.

Striker Desire Oparanozie's goal in the 53rd minute condemned the Bayana Bayana of South Africa to a defeat.

Banyana piled on the pressure and had two late chances cleared off the line, but Nigeria held on to set up a third final between Cameroon in the African Women's Cup of Nations.

"We expect the fans in Cameroon to be behind us like they have done, we will be in a good position because they will continue to back us against Nigeria".

- Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) November 30, 2016Our Super Falcons have made Nigeria proud again. When we look back to the day when I started playing global football, I am honoured to lead Banyana Banyana into this much-anticipated clash.

"It took us three matches to start scoring goals in this tournament, so our confidence levels are on a high after the win against Egypt", she continued.

The AWCON final will be played at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital. "The Banyana Banyana are a great team any day, but I am sure the Super Falcons will cage them here".