Atlas Lions maul Super Eagles 4-0 to lift CHAN Trophy

Feb 05, 2018, 00:49
Atlas Lions maul Super Eagles 4-0 to lift CHAN Trophy

Morocco fixed an overwhelming execution when Walid El Karti scored a punishment to put the outcome past Libya.

Morocco advanced to finals after 3-1 win in their match against Libya in the semi-finals.

"They have made history by reaching their first final since the competition started and will do better by winning the title against the hosts, who will be buoyed by their fans - as the North Africans are known to do".

Morocco is the first host nation to win the tournament.

Morocco will face up with Nigeria in Casablanca in the finals on Sunday 4, 2018 at 2 p.m.

El Kaabi broadened his scoring record with an objective in the initial segment of the additional time.

Nigeria had their first opportunity in the 25th minute after Eneji turned from his marker and laid on to Okechukwu Gabriel who was quickly closed down from shooting.

Morocco continued to dominate and were rewarded for their perseverance with the opening goal on the stroke of half time.

On resumption of the second period, Nigeria suffered a setback after Peter Eneji Moses was dismissed for a second yellow card offense in the 48th minute.

The Super Eagles held their lead thanks to a combination of resolute defending and lacklustre approach play from Sudan.

Morocco nearly doubled their lead on 54 minutes following a well-struck shot from Abdeljalil Jbira but Ajiboye palmed his effort away.

Morocco gaffer Jamal Sellami salute his players after their victory, which was magnificent from star striker Ayoub El Kaabi with a brace and now has eight goals in the tournament and look forward to receive the golden boot award as the highest goal scorer for the tournament.

This was after he headed home on the rebound after Ajiboye saved Haddad's shot, before Hadraf added his second a few minutes later to make it 3-0.

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