Nigerians Sweep Awards


•Super Falcons coach Eucharia Uche.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria are indeed worthy ambassadors of Nigeria at the just  concluded Africa Women Championship (AWC) in South Africa.

Eucharia Uche

The Uche Eucharia tutored team did not only win the coveted trophy for the sixth  times, but the players swept all the awards at stake in the Championship.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons reclaimed the African Women’s Championship, AWC title with a  4-2 victory over Equatorial Guinea yesterday at the Sinama Stadium on the outskirts  of Johannesburg.

Perpetua Nkwocha who scored 11 goals in the tournament won the Highest Goal Scorer  award, Stella Mbachu won the Most Valuable Player, MVP while the Fair Play award  also went to Falcons, whose performance gladden the heart of South African football  fans throughout the tournament.

Coach Uche Eucharia, who was elated about the team’s performance against their  opponents in the final said her players deserved to sweep the awards at the expense  of other teams.

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“We came here to win and we won,” said Eucharia who rated her team the best in  Africa.

In his own remarks, Equatorial Guinea coach, Jean-Paul Mpila, lamented the two own  goals his team conceded in an exciting final.   “We are disappointed to have lost  this match because we came to win. The two own goals we conceded due to the strong  wind hurt us,” he moaned.

—Sunday Akintoye

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