The Super Falcons of Nigeria goes into the game against South Africa on Saturday knowing a victory would see them lift the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) title for a record ninth time, but the Banyana Banyana is targeting the first triumph.
Desiree Ellis’ women will be hoping to follow on from their comfortable 2-0 victory against Mali on Tuesday, when goals from Thembi Kgatlana and Lebogang Ramalepe handed them a 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup ticket.
The Super Falcons, on the other hand, qualified thanks to kicks from the penalty spot after a scoreless game after 120 minutes.
Revenge may well be on the minds of Thomas Dennerby’s side, following their opening game defeat to the same foe in Cape Coast on November 18.
Since the inception of this competition, this is fourth-time Banyana Banyana will be reaching the final losing on all occasions. They will be out to break this age-long jinx against Thomas Dennerby’s team.