Nigeria & South Africa qualify for #FIFAWWC2019

South Africa’s squad for AWCON2018. (Photo: safa.net)

South Africa have made it through to their first ever Women’s World Cup after reaching the final of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, where they will play Nigeria.

Thembi Kgatlana continued her record of scoring in every game in the tournament for South Africa, as she gave Banyana Banyana a firsthalf led over Mali. Lebogang Ramalepe completed the scoring in the second half.

The top-ranked side in the competition, Nigeria, needed penalties to get by Cameroon. Goalless aftyer extra-time, the Super Falcons progressed 4-2 on penalties, of which Ngozi Ebere netted the decider.

Cameroon and Mali meet on Friday in the 3rd Place Play Off, a day before the tournament climax, with the winners also booking passage to France.