The super Falcons heroine was the Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi as they won their ninth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Ghana on Saturday beating South Africa 4-3 on penalties after full and extra time ended 0-0.
The Rivers Angels goalkeeper saved the last kick from Linda Motlhalo to hand the Nigerians their third successive title and ninth overall.
It’s the second consecutive match Oluehi saved a spot kick, having also saved a kick in the 4-2 shootout victory over Cameroon in the semi-final.
It was the first time in the history of the competition that the final would be decided on penalties.
Nigeria also won the title in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2016.
The Falcons were gunning for revenge after losing 1-0 to South Africa in their opening Group B tie.
And they should have taken the lead in the 75th minute but Africa Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala sent her effort wide from the penalty spot after enterprising midfielder Fransceca Ordega was brought down in the box by Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Christen Swart.