Social media has been awash with praise for Nigeria following their record ninth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
After holding South Africa to a goalless draw at the end of extra time, the Super Falcons maintained their dominance in African football with a 4-3 win in the penalty shoot-out.
Football enthusiasts were delighted by Nigeria’s triumph in Ghana and have taken to Twitter to react.
9th titles for the Super Falcons. Dominant.
Congratulations to the Super Falcons. Once again, Champions of Africa! — Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) December 1, 2018
That’s a wrap!
FT: Nigeria 0-0 South Africa [4-3 AET]
— AhmedMusa718 (@Ahmedmusa718) December 1, 2018
WE RULE THE CONTINENT! WE ARE CHAMPIONS FOR THE 9TH TIME! WE ARE THE SUPER FALCONS! #SoarSuperFalcons #Team9jaStrong #TotalAWCON18#AfricanChampions pic.twitter.com/AjvACuwdI8 — NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) December 1, 2018
I don’t understand this nonsense about Falcons not deserving to win. It is competitive sport & there are CLEAR parameters to decide winners. Meet them & you deserve to win. It is sports, not art. Your feelings are not as important as the RESULT. FALCONS ADE DESERVED WINNERS! — Babanla (@biolakazeem) December 1, 2018