It was a night to forget for the home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria as they were outclassed, out-thought and outplayed by Morocco in the CHAN 2018 final.
Tournament host, Morocco, went into the final as favourites on the back of some masterclass display en-route the final.
It didn’t take them long to stamp their mark on the final as they put Nigeria under immense pressure right from the kick-off.
They narrowly missed a chance in the third minute and had the ball in the back of the net in the 7th minute following a corner from the left-hand side but the goal was correctly disallowed after the ball had gone out of play.
The Atlas Lion kept pressing and almost got a deserved lead but El Kaabi’s acrobatic effort came off the crossbar.
That was enough warning for the Eagles as Morocco took the lead just before half-time courtesy of a goal by Hadraf.
Things got worse for the Eagles after Moses Eneji, making his debut for the Super Eagles, was issued a marching order after receiving a second yellow card.
Things went from bad to worse as El Karti scored a second for Morocco and Hadraf got his brace to make it 3-0.
The game was wrapped up in the 73rd minute when El Kaabi grabbed Morocco’s 4th goal of the night.
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