Morocco Lift CHAN Trophy, Pocket $1.25million

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2018 CHAN Wrap
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06 February, 2018

Nigeria's dreams of a first African Nations Championship title were dashed on Sunday night when they suffered a 4-0 beating at the hands of hosts Morocco in the final in Casablanca.

El Kaabi, who had rocked Ajiboye's crossbar and upright with acrobatic cycle kicks in the 15th and 62nd minute, scored his ninth goal of the tournament as the Eagles' defence crumbled again in the 73rd minute.

As expected, the captain of the Super Eagles home-based team, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, can not make it for Sunday's final having injured his knee in the semifinal game against Sudan.

Antony Okpotu has been dropped from the Nigeria squad for their crunch African Nations Championship final clash with Morocco.

Morocco coach Jamal Sellami paid tribute to his team after their victory, which was inspired by a brace from striker Ayoub El Kaabi.

Hadraf got the first goal in the 44th minute when El Haddad beat Osas Okoro and crossed to the winger who struck past Dele Ajiboye.

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Nigeria have come good on their coach Salisu Yusuf's promise that they would reach the final of the CHAN, with Gabriel Okechukwu's goal securing victory over Sudan.

And in a sign of their strength in depth, they've just won CHAN - the African worldwide tournament for domestic based players.

"It surprised me to see the players survive the remaining minutes of the game against Sudan after been reduced to 10 men with Ifeanyi ifeanyi sent off in the 59th minute".

As if Nigeria's task, in front of a partisan crowd at the Stade Mohammed V, wasn't tricky enough, Peter Moses was dismissed for a second yellow card in the 47th minute following a clumsy tackle from behind on Nahiri.

In the 96th minute, El Kaabi scored the easiest of his eight goals at this tournament so far - a simple tap-in at the far post from a Hadraf corner that Jawad El Yamiq flicked on with his head.

Austin Ezenwata, who runs a football show in Abakpa Nike, Enugu, said that Nigeria deserved to be in final and hoped that they lifted the trophy.


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