Morocco hammers Eagles 4-0 to win the African Nations Championship

Morocco hammers Eagles 4-0 to win the African Nations Championship


Morocco has emerged winners of this year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) after thrashing  Super Eagles of Nigeria 4 – 0 on at the Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco.

Two goals from Hadraf, one from El Karti and another from the tournament top scorer, Ayoub El Kaabi gave the hosts their first title of the competition. Hadraf got the first goal in the 44th minute when El Haddad beat Eagles’ Osas Okoro and crossed to the winger who struck past Dele Ajiboye.

The Eagles were one man down after Moses Eneji who was playing for the first time in the tournament was sent off in the 48th minute for a second bookable offence. Morocco quickly capitalized on this and doubled their lead in the 61st minute when El Karti headed home a cross punched out by Ajiboye.

Morocco got their third goal two minutes later when Hadraf struck home after he was left unmarked in the goal area. El Kaabi completed the rout in the 73rd minute after another defensive error by the Eagles.

Sudan at Stade de Marrakech in Marrakech on Saturday defeated 2014 champions Libya 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win bronze.

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