Nigeria’s Super Falcons sailed through to their 11th final after beating Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses 4-2 on penalties.
The first semi-final match, played at the Accra Sports Stadium, failed to produce goals in full regulation time and the penalty spot became the decider.
The second semi-final game saw sudden bookmakers’ favourites South Africa beat Mali 2-0 in Cape Coast.
The goals were scored in either half.
Thembi Kgatlana’s feeble shot after a miskick by a Malian defender beat goalkeeper Adoudou Konate for the opener.
Deep into the game – precisely with 10 minutes to go – Ester Ramalepe’s non-threatening cross into the Malian goal area was not able to be punched out by Konate, becoming a howler and cementing a final place for the Banyana Banyana.
By their semi-final wins, Nigeria and South Africa have booked a ticket to represent Africa at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
The third ticket will go to either Mali or Cameroon, who face off in the third-place play-off at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Friday.
The final on Saturday will be played at the Accra Sports Stadium.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana