Oluehi Tochukwu of Nigeria during the 2018 TOTAL African Womens Cup of Nations match between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, Cape Coast on 24 November 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Thursday Nov 29, 2018. 10:00
Nigeria goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi says her team will be out for revenge when they face South Africa in the final of the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.
The Super Falcons and Banyana Banyana will battle for the continental crown in Accra on Saturday evening, after they overcame Cameroon and Mali in the semifinals respectively.
With the main aim of securing a place in the 2019 Women’s World Cup already achieved, both teams can focus their efforts on winning the trophy. Nigeria are chasing a record-extending 11th title, while SA are hoping for their first, having been runners-up no less than four times.
The rivals notably clashed in the opening round of the group stage earlier in the tournament, with South Africa claiming a surprise 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Thembi Kgatlana.
The Super Falcons are itching to put the record straight, according to their goalkeeper.
“Meeting South Africa in the final is what we have been praying for because we want to play them again,” said Oluehi.
“We want to tell them that winning [against] us in the group stage was a mistake and it’s not going to happen again. I’m sure we will beat them in the final.”
The Women’s AFCON final will kick-off at 18h00 CAT on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium.