Pre-tournament favorites, Morocco, have been crowned the champions of the African Championship after a comprehensive 4-0 defeat of West African giants, Nigeria, on Sunday evening at the Complexe Mohamed V in Casablanca.
Zakaria Hadraf scored a brace, with Walid El Karti and Ayoub El Kaabi, who emerged top scorer with nine goals, scoring a goal each to hand Morocco a deserved win over a disjointed Nigeria team.
It was Morocco’s first major title since winning the African Nations cup back in 1976.
The result has left Nigerians disappointed by how the Super Eagles, who also had a man sent off, capitulated to the Moroccans, as they took to their various social media accounts to voice their displeasures.
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Here are some of the best reactions to that heavy, ’embarrassing’ defeat and tale of woes from Casablanca.
Coach tactics went wrong. #CHAN2018Final
— Carlead24 (@khaleedinho) February 4, 2018
Odd side. This @NGSuperEagles CHAN team were grinding out results until someone said they should win the cup for Buhari.
— ikeNna (@jpnnamdi) February 4, 2018
Well, Morocco should forget about joining ECOWAS then. Simple respect they don’t have.
— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) February 4, 2018
— Oluseyi Oladokun (@oladseyOOE) February 4, 2018
This commentator is so desperate for Morocco to win! You can hear it in his voice when Morroco create chances. He is literally trying to shout the ball into the net.#CHAN2018Final
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) February 4, 2018
— Jolaade (@Jolaade_philips) February 4, 2018
Having faith in Okpotu in all these games, only to drop him in the final for someone who hasn't played a single minute. Something stinks…. https://t.co/aaA8REZzLO
— C7# (@Supereaglescomp) February 4, 2018
Salisu Yusuf score card:
2017 WAFU Cup of Nations final:
Ghana 4-0 Nigeria.
2018 African Nations Championship final:
Morocco 4-0 Nigeria.
Salisu should take full responsibility for this embarrassment. Starting line-up decisions were wrong, you don't change a winning team!
— Adepoju Tobi Samuel 🇳🇬 (@OgaNlaMedia) February 4, 2018
These defenders just subjected Goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye to 90 minutes of corporal punishment. God judge all of dem! #CHAN2018Final
— ADEREMI (@iamremraj) February 4, 2018
Our Domestic League ❌👎
— Praise Alonge (@Jesupemi28) February 4, 2018