Nigeria’s quest for a maiden African Nations Championship title will wait for another two years after the home-based Super Eagles lost on Sunday night to Morroco.
The Super Eagles lost four goals to nil against Morocco in the final of the tournament which was played in Casablanca city, Morroco.
Zakaria Hadraf put Morocco ahead in the 45th minute. Walid El Karti doubled Morocco’s lead on 61 minutes before Zakaria Hadraf scored his second of the game three minutes later.
Tournament top scorer, Ayoub El Kaabi iced the victory for the hosts with his 9th goal of the competition in the 73rd minute sealing a maiden title for the hosts.
The Super Eagles played the majority of the second half with 10 men after peter Eneji was sent off for a second bookable offence three minutes after the restart.