Morocco: CHAN - We Can Beat Morocco, Eagles' Coach Dreams Big

Morocco beats Libya on Wednesday securing a place in the CHAN final./Ph. DR

Those results mean the Lions of the Atlas and the Super Eagles will contest Sunday's final.

The team finished third four years ago in their debut appearance in South African and failed to progress beyond the group stage in the last edition in Rwanda.

Morocco also became the first champions to win five of the six matches - defeating Mauritania, Guinea, Namibia and Libya before overwhelming Nigeria.

Immediately after the final whistle, King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to the team, expressing his joy and pride at the players' achievement that crowns, he said, the attractive performance and high competitiveness they have shown during all the stages of this continental tournament.

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"We're very proud of them, having qualified for the final of the competition", Onazi said. He now serve as Information Technology Officer with Africa's Largest TV Network. Despite the good spirit of Gabriel Okechukwu and Emeka Ogbuh, and energetic play of Rabiu Ali, Dayo Ojo and Emeka Atuloma, the Eagles' rearguard was overwhelmed time and again and the second goal came as El Karti reacted quickest when goalkeeper Oladele Ajiboye punched the ball in the 62minute.

With Nigeria in disarray and the final long over as a contest, the previously little known striker completed his record-extending goal haul by firing into the net from close range.

"There is one more hurdle to cross and that is beating the host country Morocco".

"For the game against Morocco, every team is beatable".

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"I just want to encourage them to believe in themselves, just as we did in 2013".

"They have two good strikers, they are hard when they are near your goal but we prepared good for this game".

"We're ready because it is going to be a big final for both sides and we're confident we can win the trophy".

The stalemate was broken in the 73' minute when Ayoub El Kaabi who is also CHAN top scorer, put the hosts in front with a super header finish.

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