EXTRA TIME: South Africa and Nigeria followers optimistic after Awcon group stage

Both Banyana Banyana and Super Falcons supporters are looking forward to the semi-finals

South Africa and Nigeria are through to the semi-finals of the Africa Women Cup of Nations. 

Banyana Banyana beat the Super Falcons 1-0 early in the group stage. After two impressive victories, Nigeria will be hoping to meet SA again to set the record straight in a possible final.

First both teams need to earn that right as South Africa face Mali, and Nigeria face Cameroon in the two semi-finals.

Notably, none of these four nations have a 100% record. Banyana lost two points in a draw against Zambia, and Cameroon drew against Ghana. This goes to show that on the day anything can happen and these teams will need to be at their best to make sure they progress.

The first objective will be to win their last four encounter and qualify for the World Cup. One of the two losers could qualify when they face each other in the third place play-off.

We've put together a feature compilation of fan, media and player reactions at the end of the Awcon group stage.


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