After a pulsating match which saw the super falcons of nigeria miss a penalty in regulation time fought hard to defeat the Bayana Bayana of south Africa through a tense penalty shooutout.
Both played out a thrilling 0-0 draw after extra-time with some scoring chances created by the two teams but struggling to find the back of the net.
The Super Falcons recovered from the first miss to convert the remaining four while Banyana Banyana went on to miss two spot kicks to give Nigeria a record-extending 11th African title.
Reigning African Footballer of the Year Assisat Oshoala missed a second-half penalty by miscuing her kick which was shocking.
Striker Chrestinah Kgatlana made a promising with a solo run and dribbled past Osinachi Ohale but she shot feebly into the goalie's hands.
Banyana Banyana also came close to scoring but goalkeeper Oluehi parried Mamelo Makhabane's free-kick out.