Morocco Vs Nigeria – CHAN Final Preview

– Nigeria will face Morocco this evening in the 2018 CHAN final match in Casablaca.

– The two teams are still unbeaten in the 2018 CHAN tournament – The winner of the clash will be crowned champions The home base Super Eagles side will on Sunday February 4, 2018, face Morocco in the final of the ongoing CHAN tournament. Morocco who happen to be the host nation have also enjoyed an unbeaten run in the tournament same with their final opponent Nigeria. 

The Super Eagles defeated Sudan 1 – 0 in the semi final to qualify for the final while Morroco defeated Libya 3 – 1 in extra- time to book a place in the final.

Head-to- Head:

21 Sep 1969 Morocco v Nigeria 2-1 ( FIFA World Cup)

08 Nov 1969 Nigeria v Morocco 2-0 ( FIFA World Cup)

06 Mar 1976 Morocco v Nigeria 3-1 ( Africa Cup of Nations)

11 Mar 1976 Morocco v Nigeria 2-1 ( Africa Cup of Nations )

19 Mar 1980 Nigeria v Morocco 1-0 ( Africa Cup of Nations)

 

14 Aug 1983 Morocco v Nigeria 0-0 ( Africa Cup of Nations)

28 Aug 1983 Nigeria v Morocco 0-0 ( Africa Cup of Nations)

12 Dec 1996 Morocco v Nigeria 2-0 ( Hassan II Trophy)

03 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Morocco 2-0 ( Africa Cup of Nations)

27 Jan 2004 Nigeria v Morocco 0-1 ( Africa Cup of Nations )

25 Jan 2014 Morocco v Nigeria 3-4 ( African Nations Championship)

Venue: Casablanca stadium

Date and time: Sunday February 4 (8pm Nigerian time)

Head coach of the Super Eagles side, Salisu Yusuf while speaking about his side final opponent said: “For the game against Morocco, every team is beatable. If we do the right things, why not! We can beat Morocco.” The Super Eagles will be without first choice goalkeeper, but striker Gabriel Okechukwu that got Nigeria’s winner against Sudan has expressed confidence already in the second choice goalkeeper Ajiboye, He said “I felt bad when Ikechukwu Ezenwa was injured because for a player to get injured whilst playing is not a good feeling,”

Okechukwu added: “However, I did not panic because I knew the substitute (Ajiboye Oladele) was equal to the task.” Sudan defeated Libya 5 – 3 after penalties to secure third place, while Nigeria and Morocco will do battle for the gold medal.

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