CAF Extols Unstoppable 1998 Super Falcons In A Tribute

CAF Extols Unstoppable 1998 Super Falcons In A Tribute

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By Amaechi Agbo

Nigeria hosted and won the inaugural edition African Women’s Championship in 1998

Africa football governing body, the Confederation of African Football, CAF has eulogised the Super Falcons of Nigeria that won the maiden edition of the African Women’s Championship now renamed African Women’s Cup of Nations, (AWCON), can report

 In 1998, Nigeria hosted the inaugural edition of the AWCON and Super Falcons dominance of the continent rose from their as they claimed the trophy after going unbeaten in the tournament.

Twenty-two years after the heroics where the scored a remarkable 26 goals conceding none, CAF has paid tribute to the victorious ladies.

In attribute tilted Remembering 1998 all-conquering Super Falcons, CAF went memory lane to recreate the indomitable spirit of the Nigeria ladies

The Falcons started their campaign with a stunning 8-0 demolition over Morocco at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.

Captained by the then 23-year-old Florence Omagbemi, the Falcons showed class as they subsequently tore apart DR Congo 4-0 and side stepped Egypt with a 6-0 score-line to finish top of their group with maximum nine points.

The unstoppable Falcons went on to had Cameroon same score-line she recorded against Egypt in the semi-final and defeated the Black Queens of Ghana 2-0 in the final with goals in either half by Nkiru Okosieme and Stella Mbachu.

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