By Ekikere Udofia
It is day 11 of the Africa Women Championship and as the semi- finals beckon, Ekikere Udofia runs the rule over the key numbers at the football championships.
Nigeria face Cameroon  at 3:30pm local time (4:30pm Nigerian time) at the Accra sports stadium just as South Africa play hosts to Mali same day at the Cape Coast stadium, 6:30pm (7:30pm Nigerian time).
With the group stage of this competition done and dusted, let’s get into the numbers.
0 – is the number of red card issued so far.
Cameroon 3-0 Algeria is the only game to have produced NO yellow card in the group phase.
Algeria in group A and Equatorial Guinea in group B recorded NO wins at the group phase of the competition, bowing out with 0 points.
1- Is the number of goals scored by Equatorial Guinea which is the lowest recorded in the entire group phase this year.
In same manner, the first games in group A and B respectively produced only 1 goal in the group phase.
Ghana 1-0 Algeria
Nigeria 0-1 South Africa.
2 – Bassira Toure of Mali is the only player in group A to win the MVP award (Woman of the Match) twice at the end of the group phase (in her team’s game against Ghana and Algeria respectively).
2 is also the number of draws recorded at the group phase.
Cameroon 1-1 Ghana, Zambia 1-1 South Africa.
3 – Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria scored the first hat trick in this year’s tournament.
So far, she’s tied on 3 goals on the goal scorer’s chart with Zambia’s Rachael Kundananji
4 – Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa holds the record for the player with the highest number of goals so far.
5 – is the highest number of goals recorded in a single match in group A at the end of group phase.
(Algeria 2-3 Mali).
6 – is the highest number of bookings (yellow card) produced in a game at the group phase. (Ghana 1-2 Mali).
7 – is the number of players who got on the score sheet in a single game at the group phase of this tournament, which is the highest so far.
(Equatorial Guinea 1-7 South Africa)
8 – The highest number of goals scored in a single game at the group phase.
(Equatorial Guinea 1-7 South Africa)
9 – is the number of penalty kicks awarded so far at the end of the group phase.
10 – Nigeria is the only team to have scored ten goals, the highest at the end of the group phase.


11-  Here’s the best 11 from the group phase as released by CAF

12- There have been 12 Woman of the match awards given so far with South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana winning it three times against Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Zambia.
31- Is the number of yellow cards issued so far at the AWCON
43- Is the number of goals scored in 12 matches played at the AWCON.

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