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South Africa Wins 1st Women’s Africa Cup of Nations


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South Africa has won their first-ever Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) title as they beat hosts Morocco 2-1 in Saturday’s final at the Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium in Rabat.

South Africa Wins 1st Women’s Africa Cup of Nations

South Africa eventually ended decades of heartbreak and four previous final failures after successfully thrashing their opponent.


Hildah Magaia demonstrated mastery by scoring twice in the space of eight minutes in the second half after the hour mark to hand Banyana Banyana their maiden WAFCON title.

Morocco scored their consolation goal through Rosella Ayane who was set up by Fatima Tagnaout in the 10th minutes to the end of second half.

South Africa managed to cling to their lead despite the referee adding nine minutes of stoppage time.

It would be recalled that South Africa had lost their four previous finals: in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018.

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In the same development, the Copper Queens of Zambia claimed the bronze medal at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Casablanca on Friday with an upset 1-0 victory over the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the third and fourth place playoff.

In the whole tournament, Banyana Banyana were the only team to win all matches at the 2022 TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Here is how it went down: South Africa 2-1 Nigeria; South Africa 3-1 Burundi; South Africa 1-0 Botswana; South Africa 1-0 Tunisia; South Africa 1-0 Zambia; South Africa 2-1 Morocco.

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