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Morocco thrash Nigeria to win CHAN 2018 trophy

By News Express on 05/02/2018

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•The victorious Atlas Lions of Morocco
•The victorious Atlas Lions of Morocco

Morocco romped to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Nigeria in the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Sunday.

The Atlas Lions become the fourth different winners 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.

Morocco gave an early warning of their attacking potency when striker Ayoub El Kaabi headed home from Ismail Haddad’s corner kick in the seventh minute.

But the goal was correctly ruled out because the ball had passed out of play in its flight.

El Kaabi took centre stage again in the 15th minute when he met Haddad’s left-flank cross with an acrobatic overhead kick and rattled Nigeria’s crossbar with the effort, underlining the Atlas Lions’ early dominance.

Nigeria came into the game a little more as the first half wore on, but the hosts remained dangerous in attack and finally broke the deadlock just before the interval.

A slick move 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 goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye low to his right.

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.

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.

A Morocco win at this tournament wouldn’t be complete without a strike from El Kaabi, and the forward duly notched his ninth of the 2018 CHAN when redirected a shot from Nahiri in the 73rd minute to complete the scoring. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 05/02/2018 05:48:14 AM

 

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