Both sides played goalless draw in the regulation period which extended into extra minutes at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday, November 27th.
Yet they were unable to find the back of the net until the match was decided by penalties which saw Nigeria progressed ahead of their Cameroonian counterparts.
It will be recalled that Nigeria defeated Cameroon 1-0 in the final of the last edition in Yaounde to clinch their eighth title on the continent.
Coach Thomas Dennerby’s ladies were forced to play their first ever extra time in the competition since they started competing in 1998.
They will battle the winner of Mali and South Africa in the final of the championship as they hope to win their ninth title.