South Africa scored two second-half goals to stun Nigeria yet again, and get their campaign at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations off to a winning start.
The encounter went down inside Stade Moulay Hassan with a sizable crowd, and they were lively, cheering on two of the WAFCON’s title favorites.
However, all that funfair in the stands wasn’t reflected in the first half as it was a drab affair.
But, after the resumption the game livened up and just past the hour mark South Africa broke the deadlock.
Jermaine Seoposenwe scored the game’s opener after a clumsy defending by the Nigerian defence.
Two minutes later, Desire Ellis was celebrating with the South African bench, as her team cut through Nigeria’s non-existent midfield and split the defence with a fine pass.
Hildah Magaia’s intelligent run behind her marker was picked up and the through pass fell kindly onto her path.
The 27 year-old coolly beat the onrushing Tochukwu Oluehi, who deputized in goal for the Super Falcons.
’60 Jermaine Seoposenwe opens the scoring
’62 Hildah Magaia doubles the lead#TeamSouthAfrica scored ✌️ goals in ✌️ minutes! #TotalEnergiesWAFCON2022 | #EmpoweringOurGame | @jermaine109 | @Banyana_Banyana pic.twitter.com/3XLokstNmV
— #TotalEnergiesWAFCON2022 (@CAFwomen) July 4, 2022