WAFCON 2022: Botswana top Group C, next face holders Nigeria in Make or Mar Clash


After the first round of matches in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, defending champions Nigeria will be hoping to bounce back from the humbling 2-1 defeat against South Africa.

A superb second half performance from Banyana Banyana saw the 2018 WAFCON finalists score two goals in two minutes against the holders.
It was also the first time South Africa has scored two goals against Nigeria in a competitive game.
That victory though only puts Desiree Ellis’ side second in group C after debutants Botswana and Burundi put on a show in their six-goal thriller.
Botswana found a way past the East African side, roundly dispatching the 4-2 in was an exciting match up.
Victory ensured The Mares galloped to top spot with a superior goal difference over South Africa.
Next match for the Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang’s ladies is a crunch game against the wounded Super Falcons, who would need to raise their game to stay in contention for a place in the next round.
Randy Waldrum’s team can either qualify automatically through the group or hope to finish in one of two spots as third-place team.
Currently, the Super Falcons are third in group C and second behind Zambia in the best loser’s table, but still with a shot to pick a playoff spot.
The team will return to action on July 7 at the Stade Moulay Hassan and kick off is 9pm.


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