Coach of the Nigeria Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby has said that his next step after qualifying the team for World Cup is to retain the AWCON of nation the country won two years ago.
He took his twitter handle after the Super Falcons defeated the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon in Accra on Tuesday.
As he put it, “For now we celebrate and prepare for the final match on Saturday. We are happy that we have won the game and picked one of the three tickets to the @FIFAWWC. Now, the next target is retaining the trophy.”
Ngozi Ebere’s beautifully converted penalty at the Accra Sports Stadium sent African champions Super Falcons to the final of the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations 4-2 at the expense of hard-fighting Indomitable Lionesses.
The result also earns the Falcons a place at next year’s Women’s World Cup in France while Cameroon will have to wait for the third-place game to know their qualification fate.
The Falcons will play South Africa, who beat Mali 1-0 in the other semi-final, in the final on Saturday.
Full and extra time football had ended in a goalless stalemate between two of the continent’s best women’s football team before the highly-experienced Nigerian girls held their nerves to convert all their spot kicks.