Nigeria’s Super Falcons finished fourth overall after being beaten 1-0 by Zambia’s copper queens in a thrilling third-place encounter.
The result meant that the 9th-time champions recorded their worst performance in WAFCON history.
Recall that Super Falcons had lost 5-4 to host Morocco on penalties after ending the 120 minutes encounter with 9 women in the semi-finals.
Still upset by their defeat to hosts Morocco in the semi-final, coach Randy Waldrum’s side went all out against the Southern Africans to restore some pride.
Zambian forward, Evarine Katongo’s first-half goal separated both sides after 90 minutes at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca.
Zambia has finished 3rd at the WAFCON first time in the nation’s women’s football history and has also qualified for the senior FIFA Women Worldcup to be hosted by Australia in 2023.
However, the Super Falcons also qualified to represent Africa at the FIFA WorldCup after defeating Cameroon in the quarter-finals of the competition.
The two finalists, Morocco and South Africa are the remaining representatives from Africa to the Mundial in Australia.