Nigeria’s home based Super Eagles have qualified for the finals of the African Nations Championship(CHAN), their first ever, after edging Sudan 1-0 in the semi-final played in Marrakech.
The Nigerians will on Sunday meet hosts Morocco, who earlier spanked Libya 3-1.
Gabriel Okechukwu scored Nigeria’s winning goal in the 16th minute.
In the first semi-final match in Casablanca, hosts Morocco were inspired by Ayoub El Kaabi, who scored two goals to take his tournament tally to eight overall
African Nations Championship leading scorers after Wednesday’s semi-finals:
8: El Kaabi (MAR)
3: Mulenga (ZAM), Saeid (LBA)
2: Gabriel, Okpotu (both NGR), Bakhit (SUD), Kambole (ZAM), Makiesse (CGO)
African Nations Championship (CHAN) semi-finals results in Morocco on Wednesday (aet denotes after extra time):
Morocco 3 (El Kaabi 73, 97, El Karti 117-pen) Libya 1 (Khalifa 86) aet
Nigeria 1 (Gabriel 16) Sudan 0
Third place play-off
Libya v Sudan (1900 GMT)
Morocco v Nigeria (1900 GMT)