Super Eagles Nigeria to play Morocco in CHAN final


El Kaabi, who finished with nine goals in the competition, then completed the rout in the 73rd minute with a well-controlled left-footed finish after Nigeria failed to clear, giving his side their first-ever African Nations Championship title.

Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has backed the Super Eagles to win the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco. Despite the good spirit of Gabriel Okechukwu and Emeka Ogbuh, and energetic play of Rabiu Ali, Dayo Ojo and Emeka Atuloma, the Eagles' rearguard was overwhelmed time and again and the second goal came as El Karti reacted quickest when goalkeeper Oladele Ajiboye punched the ball in the 62minute.

The hosts have a final hurdle to scale if they are to win their first CHAN title.

The numerous public who flocked to the stadium despite the rainy day was not disappointed as the match was a great show and the Atlas Lions performed a remarkable game that enabled them to fulfill their mission and, above all, to live up to the hopes placed in them.

He advised the players to go for the trophy against Morocco and to ensure they scored an early goal in the match to ease pressure of the home crowd.

"We were opposed to an organised selection that caused us a lot of problems".

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The third-put coordinate is booked for Marrakech on February 3 between losing semi-finalists Libya and Sudan while the final will be in Casablanca on Sunday, February 4, 2018. 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.

Kick-off time for the match is 8pm (Nigerian time).

"It is not going to be hard playing Morocco because for us we have been playing away from home for like three weeks".

However, winger Abelilah Hafidi misses the final, having picked up an injury during Morocco's win over Guinea in the group phase.

"I just want to encourage them to believe in themselves, just as we did in 2013".