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Nigerian Women Win Third African Soccer Title - 2002-12-20


"The Super Falcons" of Nigeria are celebrating their third straight African title in women's soccer. "The Super Falcons" soared over the visiting "Black Queens" of Ghana, 2-0, in the southern Nigerian city of Warri December 20th to capture the crown.

Perpetual Nkocha and Ekpo Effionwan had the goals for the Nigerian ladies, who also won the first two editions of the African Women's Football Championship, in 1998 and 2000.

The game in Warri was a rematch of the 1998 African Women's final, which Nigeria also hosted and also won, by a 2-0 scoreline, in Abeokuta. The women's teams from Ghana and Nigeria also met in the group stage of the competition in Warri, with "The Black Queens" winning that match, 1-0.

As a result of advancing to the final, both Ghana and Nigeria qualified for the 2003 Women's World Cup in China. And since this was the third time the Nigerian women won the African championship, they get to keep the trophy.

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