Morocco Humiliates Nigeria In CHAN 2018 Finals
Morocco steamed rolled to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Nigeria in the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Sunday night.
The Atlas Lions become the fourth different winner of the Chan, joining DR Congo, Tunisia and Libya on the honours board after they overpowered the Super Eagles, who played most of the second half with just 10 men.
A slick move by Morocco just before the half-time break put Abdeljalil Jbira free down the left flank, his pullback from the by-line picked out Zakaria Hadraf and the winger fired a low shot into the back of the net, beating Nigerian goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye low to his right.
In the second half things went from bad to worse for the Super Eagles when Peter Moses, who was already on a yellow card, scythed down Mohamed Nahiri early in the second half and was sent off for a second caution.
The Atlas Lions duly made the most of their numerical advantage, with Walid El Karti doubling their lead on the hour mark when 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.
The Eagles had defeated Sudan in their semi final match 1 – 0 to reach the final against the home team.