Captain Christine Manie was the heroine for Cameroon scoring a dramatic and historic winner with just two minutes of extra time remaining to see off a resilient Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday in Windhoek, Namibia.
The central defender headed in from a corner to ensure that Les Lionnes qualified for their maiden FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Cameroonians, who have not won the African crown for 16 years, will now face west Africa rivals Nigeria in Saturday’s final.
Earlier, a first-half double from 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup adidas Golden Ball winner Asisat Oshoala ensured Nigeria became the first team to qualify for Canada 2015 by beating South Africa 2-1 in their semi-final.
Oshoala opened the scoring on 38 minutes and completed her brace just before half-time, only for Jane Refiloe to reduce the deficit for South Africa in the second half.
The Super Eagles had to survive several attacks from Banyana Banyana in the closing stages before celebrations could begin.