Nigeria Battles Morocco In CHAN Q/Final

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will meet Morocco’s Atlas Lions in the quarterfinal of the 2014 African Nations Championship, Chan in South Africa.
The Super Eagles qualified for the last eight after finishing as runners-up in Group A with six points from three games behind Mali, who topped the section with seven points after three games.
Nigeria was thus scheduled to meet the winners of Group B which was decided after the final preliminary round of games in the section on Monday 20 January.
Morocco topped the group after goals from Abdelssamad Rafik, Mouhchine Iajour and Adbelkabir El Quadi gave the Lions of the Atlas a 3-1 win over Uganda at the Cape Town Stadium.
The win meant Morocco amassed five points from their three preliminary games and racked up a goals difference of plus two which saw them finish ahead of Zimbabwe, Uganda and Burkina Faso in descending order.
Nigeria and Morocco will now meet for a place in the last four of the competition on Saunday, 26 January at the Free State Stadium, Mangaung in Bloemfontein.
The Super Eagles will go into the game as slight favourites given how well they have bounced back from a slow start to the competition.
Stephen Keshi’s charges lost 1-2 to Mali in their first game before heartwarming performances saw them comprehensively outwit Mozambique and South Africa in their final two preliminary games.
-Source: supersport.


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