Morocco flog Super Eagles to lift CHAN 2018 trophy

CHAN 2018 final Morocco Nigeria set February 4 meeting

2018 CHAN Wrap

The hosts are packed with pace and power and will be hoping to entertain their fans when they face the Super Eagles in the finals.

The victory earned Nigeria a showdown against hosts and tournament favourites Morocco who defeated Libya 3 - 1 in their semifinal fixture.

"We are on the verge of making history and can't afford not to go home with the trophy", the Plateau United goalkeeper told Complete Sports.

"We have fought hard to get to this stage despite the injuries and the weather issue and it's important to end the competition on a high".

"The Moroccans have the support at home and we respect them but I think it is going to be a very exciting final and very interesting". He now serve as Information Technology Officer with Africa's Largest TV Network. Walid El Karti scored the second goal at the 61st minute of the game, while Hadraf scored a third one at the 64th minute.

After 24 minutes, Morocco should have taken the lead after a Bencharki free-kick was headed against the bar by Salaheddine Saidi - and a follow-up header from Ayoub El Kaabi was easily saved by Mohamed Nashnoush.

"Tomorrow's (today's) game is extremely important because we want to win and crown our efforts". Harve Renard (coach of the main squad) is here and he is looking at him because before the tournament many in Morocco don't know about him.

Playing at a stuffed Complexe Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco required additional opportunity to beat kindred north Africans Libya on Wednesday evening.

It was the first loss suffered by Sudan in the biennial tournament since they debuted 2,551 days ago as 2011 hosts.

"I am happy that those lost scoring chances did not come back to hurt them and as a true Nigerian, the trophy will be a better compensation for the country, " he said.

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