May 18, 2024

2022 WAFCON: Morocco and South Africa to Clash in Finals

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The semi-final between Morocco and Nigeria sets a new record for attendance at an African women's football game with a total attendance of 45,562.

WAFCON 2022: Morocco and South Africa to Clash in Finals

WAFCON Semi- Final Results
Zambia 0 – 1 South Africa
Morocco 1(5) – 1(4) Nigeria

Hosts Morocco dumped out nine-time champions Nigeria to ensure there will be a new home for the WAFCON trophy on Saturday.

After having midfielder Halimatu Ayinde dismissed, Nigeria took the lead through an own goal from Yasmine Mrabet before Sanaa Mssoudy quickly equalised.

The defending champions then had forward Rasheedat Ajibade sent off with 19 minutes left, and a resolute defensive display saw the match go the distance.

Morocco controlled much spells of the game in extra time but could not find a way past Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie and Gift Monday almost won it for the Super Falcons when her fierce effort cannoned back off the crossbar.

South Africa win it late against Zambia

Earlier on Monday, four-time Wafcon runners-up South Africa needed a contentious injury-time penalty to secure a 1-0 victory over Zambia.

Linda Motlhalo kept her cool to convert in the 94th minute after Martha Tembo was adjudged to have fouled Jermaine Seoposenwe.

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