Guest Contributor | Dec 12, 2017 | 0
CAF final: A west African affair
The two western countries will lock horns with the hope of being crowned the champions of Africa, while their spots in next year’s World Cup were already guaranteed when they reached the final.
Nigeria dashed South Africa’s hopes on Wednesday following a 2-1 victory over South Africa with both goals coming from Azizat Osoala. A second half strike by Jame Refiloe was not enough to secure South Africa’s hopes at glory and the Super Falcons held onto their lead, marching triumphantly into the finals.
In another fixating encounter, Cameroon pipped Ivory Coast and reached the finals with a deserved 2-1 win, earning it the right to lay a claim on the African Championship.
Meabwhile Banyana Banyana prepare to take on Ivory Coast at 17:00 on Sunday in a third place play-off.
Cameroonian coach Enow Ngatchou will have his hands full getting his troops to contain Nigeria’s Desire Oparanozie who is the tournament’s leading goal scorer with four goals.
Nigeria is also the most successful team, walking away with the honours 8 times and has participated in every edition since 1991.
Cameroon on the other hand came close to winning the tournament in 2004 and will be hoping to make history at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday evening.