Nigeria’s female football team wins gold medal in African Games

The Nigeria U 20 girls’s team, the Falconets, on Thursday night time beat Cameroon 3-2 on penalties to win the football gold on the ongoing African Games in Morocco.

The win marks the third time Nigeria will clinch football gold in the ladies’s class after 5 editions.

Nigeria and Cameroon have been in the identical group through the group stage and each side settled for a 1-1 then.

The match’s closing conflict between the 2 neighbouring nations was one other feisty tie because the each groups battled one another for 120 minutes. But there was no purpose to separate each side.

Chiamaka Nnadozie after her heroics on the World Cup with the Super Falcons in France proved to be a hero in Morocco as she saved three successive penalty kicks to assist Nigeria to the gold.

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While it's the third gold medal for Nigeria, it's coming after a 12-year wait.

Nigeria’s earlier gold medal in girls football on the African Games was in 2003 and 2007. While Cameroon received as soon as in 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.

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