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Banyana Banyana of South Africa advanced to the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Tunisia that also secured qualification for the Women’s World Cup on Thursday night.

Jermaine Seoposenwe’s 14th minute strike proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Seoposenwe became the second South African to score at three WAFCONs and her goal ensured passage to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


South Africa will now face Zambia in the semi-finals on Monday, while the other semi-final will be contested by hosts Morroco and defending champions Nigeria.

And with the victory, South Africa is now the fourth African team to seal a spot at next year’s Women’s World Cup after Zambia, Morocco and Nigeria have gotten their tickets.

#TotalEnergiesWAFCON2022 semi-finals: ✅#FIFAWWC qualification: ✅


Earlier, defending champions Nigeria cruised into the semifinals of the WAFCON for the 12th time in 12 attempts, following a narrow 1-0 defeat of Cameroon at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca.

The quarterfinal clash between the African heavyweights, saw Nigeria require just one goal from the hot-shot Rasheedat Ajibade to defeat the Indomitable Lionesses.

Ajibade’s 56th-minute header from a brilliant Ifeoma Onumonu cross, was her third goal of the tournament, sending her to the top of the scorers’ chart, joint with Morocco’s Ghizlane Chebbak.

Victory over Cameroon was Nigeria’s 10th at a WAFCON over its West African neighbours and helped Randy Waldrum’s side secure a semifinal clash with hosts Morocco next Monday.


It will be the ninth consecutive time the Super Falcons will participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, having failed to miss any since its inception in 1991.

By Amara

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