South Africa qualify for Women’s Africa Cup of Nations


South Africa and Cameroon secured big wins as they qualified for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, along with Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, Algeria and Mali.

One place remains to be filled for this year’s tournament, where eight teams in total will vie for the trophy.

The defending champions Nigeria host The Gambia in the second leg of the one remaining qualifier on Monday, with the Super Falcons holding a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg.

On Sunday, South Africa overwhelmed Lesotho 6-0 in Bloemfontein to book their place with a 7-0 aggregate win.

Jermaine Seoposenwe and Chantelle Esau scored twice for Banyana Banyana with Hilda Magaia and Leandra Smeda also getting on the scoresheet.

Algeria also went through to the finals in Ghana with a big aggregate win, thanks to a 3-2 victory away to Ethiopia.

By ZTF
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