AWCON 2018: Nigeria and South Africa reach semi-finals

AWCON 2018: Nigeria and South Africa reach semi-finals
Source: wires
Date: 24-11-2018 Time: 06:11:17:pm
Nigeria and South Africa qualify from Group B

Holders Nigeria ran riot against Equatorial Guinea to book their place in the semi-finals of the 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana as South Africa sealed their place from Group B with a draw against Zambia.

A first-half hat-trick from Asisat Oshoala helped Nigeria win 6-0 in Cape Coast on Saturday as South Africa drew 1-1 with Zambia in Accra.

On Friday, Cameroon and Mali qualified for the semi-finals from Group Awith hosts Ghana going out along with Algeria.

After their opening defeat to South Africa, Nigeria knew they needed a victory in Cape Coast to give themselves every chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.

Tuesday's semi-finals will see a repeat of the final two years ago as Cameroon face Nigeria in Accra in the early game.

Later on Tuesday evening in Cape Coast, South Africa will face Mali.

The two semi-final winners will guarantee themselves places at next year's Women's World Cup in France with the losers meeting in Friday's third-place match to decide who joins them at the global showpiece.

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