The only two countries that have ever won the African Women’s Nations Cup, the Super Falcons of Nigeria and the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea, will clash in group B of the 2018 edition of the competition in Ghana. The match will kick off at 5pm on Saturday, November 24th, 2018.
Nigeria lost its first game of the tournament 0-1 to South Africa, but bounced back with a 0-4 victory over Zambia. The Equatorial Guineans have lost both of the matches at the AWCON. They lost to Zambia by a 5-0 scoreline and lost their second game 1-7 to South Africa.
Equatorial Guinea beat Nigeria 1-0 in the semi-finals of the 2008 edition, which they hosted. The goal was scored by Genoveva Anonma Nze.
Nigeria defeated Equatorial Guinea 4-2 in the final of the 2010 edition of the AWCON. Goals by Perpetua Nkwocha and Desire Oparanozie and two own goals by Equatoguinean players ensured that Nigeria regained its title.
The Super Falcons are the most successful African national team (male or female). They have won the African Women’s Championship/Nations Cup 10 times; 1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2016 (the 1991 and 1995 editions were played on home and away basis).
The Equatoguineans won the championship in 2008 and 2012, the only two times that Nigeria failed to win it.