Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeated hosts Cote d’Ivoire  6-5 on penalties to claim the WAFU Women’s Cup title in Abidjan on Saturday,  reports Completesports.com.

Ange N’Gueessan opened scoring for  the home team three minutes before the break.

It was the second goal the Super Falcons will be conceding from open play in the competition.

Uchenna Kanu restored parity for the Super Falcons deep into stoppage time.

The African champions then edged out the contest 6-5 on penalties to claim the title.

Ghana secured third place after claiming a 8-7 penalty shoot-out win against Mali.

The Falcons are due back in Nigeria on Sunday, while the delegation to the FIFA World Cup final camp in Austria will depart Nigeria on Monday night.

By Adeboye Amosu


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