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Nigeria reached the final of the 2018 African Women Nations Cup staging in Ghana after beating Cameroon 4-2 on penalties.

The game was stretched into penalties after both sides failed to find the back of the net during regulation period which extended into extra minutes.

However, some Super Falcons stars have distinguished themselves with goals and are contenders for the golden boot award in the tourney.

South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana tops the chart of players who could end up winning the prize after scoring five goals in four matches.

And coach Thomas Dennerby's ladies will have to give their best to overtake the 22-year-old if any of them must win the award.

Dalian Quanjian forward Asisat Oshoala has three goals in four games while the duo of Francisca Ordega and Desire Oparanozie have two goals apiece.

1. Asisat Oshoala - The Chinese based striker kicked off this campaign on a low after firing blank in her side's first two matches against South Africa and Zambia.


Although she tried setting Oparanozie up against the Bayana Bayana but the Guingamp striker wasted the chance.

Oshoala had several chances to opened her goal account in their second game but all her efforts failed to hit target.

However, she scored three goals against Equitorial Guinea as the eighth time AWCON champions thrashed their opponent 6-0 after regulation period.

2 . Francisca Ordega - Currently plays for United States based team Washington Spirit and she has been one of the standout Falcons stars in this championship.


The 25-year-old attacker opened her goal account against Zambia and increased her tally in their last group encounter against Equitorial Guinea.

3. Desire Oparanozie - She has found the back of the net just twice in this tournament and she stands a very slim chance to win the highest goals scorer award.

Her two goals came in the games against Zambia and Equitorial Guinea - having squandered a begging chance in the South African game.


All three Falcons stars must ensure that Bayana's Kgatlana does not score anymore goal to increase their chances of winning the prize.

Nigeria will on Saturday, November 30 battle Desiree Ellis' ladies at the Accra Sports Stadium in a bid to win their ninth title.

Should the South Africans win, this will be the first time they will be winning the trophy while both teams have automatically qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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