Cameroon win gold in All Africa Games women's football

By Steve VickersBBC Sport, Maputo
Cameroon have clinched gold in women's football
The victory marks the greatest success that Cameroon's women have achieved.

Cameroon's women have won All-Africa Games gold for the first time by beating Ghana 1-0 in the women's football final at Maputo's national stadium.

Madeleine Mani Ngono headed in a cross in the 56th minute in an uninspiring contest that was played in front of a very small crowd.

The victory is Cameroon's greatest achievement in women's football, although Ghana did not bring their strongest side to the competition.

"We're very pleased, but Nigeria are still the best team in Africa," said Cameroon coach Enow Ngachu.

Ghana coach James Kuuku Dadzie told BBC Sport that despite the defeat the competition has been worthwhile.

"These girls will form the core of the Black Queens squad at the next African Championship because they've been together for so long," he said.

Algeria captured bronze medal after beating South Africa 3-0 in the third-place play-off on Friday.

Ghana play South Africa in the men's final later on Saturday.