Nigeria won their 8th Africa Women Cup of Nations cup over Cameroon. This tournament was full of excitement and fun as many came to see the games.
Florence Omagbemi, Nigeria’s coach is the second woman to lead a women’s football team to victory with Uche Eucharia of South Africa being the first.
Both coaches are working with assistants who are similarly former internationals that send a positive message to other federations. There is a big chance that more African countries will entrust the management of their women’s national teams to ex-international players.
The 40,000 capacity of the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium of Cameroon was packed to the rafters five hours before kickoff. This is a good indication that there is a growing interest in women’s football all over the continent.
Despite Nigerian team’s financial setbacks, the team was able to win the championship. The Nigeria federation claims that the financial support of the government was already approved but has not reached them yet.
The newbies are showing great potentials during the games. Egypt, Kenya, and Mali are making progress that makes women’s football a popular game on the continent.
Although Cameroon has all the support and good players, broke and disorganized Nigeria still wins the cup. This is just to prove that the best teams are not always the winner.