CHAN 2014 Quarterfinal: Nigeria vs Morocco – Live Updates

 

Welcome to the live commentaries of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarterfinal match between the Nigerian Super Eagles and the Moroccan national side.

While the Moroccan coach Hassan Benabicha, is hoping to exploit a weak Super Eagles defence which has seen the Nigerian side fall five times in tournament, Stephen Keshi, the Nigerian coach is betting on his side’s improved performance and team chemistry to trash the Moroccans.

Catch all the exciting moments as they unfold here.

Update 1: 4:11pm

A scanty stadium here in Capetown but the Nigeria supporters club remain the loudest of the two countries cheering their teams

Update 2: 4:17pm

Nigeria vs Morocco, 0-0 as Nigeria survives a Moroccan attack. 15 minutes played.

Update 3: 4:23pm

Nigeria misses a goal mouth scramble. 0-0 against Morocco. 23 minutes played. CAF President Isa Hayatou among the few guests at the stadium.

Update 4: 4:29pm

28′ played. Morocco misses a goal opportunity as short goes wide.

Update 5: 4:32pm

Moroccan fans bark at referee over a  perceived wrong call of a push on Salami

Update 6: 4:33pm

Morocco scores.

Update 7: 4:35pm

Nigeria trails Morocco 0-1. 35 minutes played.

Update 8: 4:37pm

Salami misses a goal scoring opportunity for Nigeria.

Update 9: 4:38pm

Morocco scores again through a free kick. Lead Nigeria 2-0.

Update 10: 4:39pm

Morocco lead Nigeria 2-0. 38 minutes played.

Update 11: 4:40pm

Morocco scores again 3-0.

Update 12: 4:41pm

Morocco score three goals in seven minutes to lead Nigeria 3-0.

Update 13: 4:47pm

First Half ends. Morocco leads Nigeria 3-0.

Update 14: 4:50pm

FIRST HALF STATS
Nigeria had no shot on target in the first half, Morocco had three.

Nigeria had 6 shots at goal, Morocco had 8.

Nigeria had 45% ball possession, Morocco had 55%.

Update 15: 4:56pm

Morocco scored 3 goals in 7 minutes to lead Nigeria 3-0 at end of 1st half. The winner of the match proceeds to the semi-final of the competition.

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Update 16: 5:00pm

Second Half starts.

Update 17: 5:03pm

Nigeria is yet to make a substitution in the game. 48 minutes played.

Update 18: 5:08pm

Nigeria scores. 3-1.

Update 19: 5:09pm

Imenger replaces Salami for Nigeria.

Update 20: 5:13pm

52 minutes played: Nigeria trails Morocco 1-3.

Update 21: 5:15pm

Nigeria scores again. Now trail Morocco 2-3.

Update 22: 5:16pm

Rabiu Ali scored his 3rd goal of the competition to put score at 2-3. 58 minutes played. Nigeria trails Morocco. Abderrahim replaces Fatah Said for Morocco.

Update 23; 5:19pm

Agbim makes a wonderful save to deny Morocco a fourth goal. Izuchukwu and Rabiu Ali are Nigeria’s goal scorers. Nigeria trails Morocco 2-3. 60 minutes played.

Update 24: 5:20pm

Abubacar Ibrahim replaces Ifeanyin Ede for Nigeria.

Update 24: 5:21pm

Correction: Uzochukwu and Rabiu Ali are Nigeria’s goal scorers as Nigeria misses another goal opportunity. Score is 2-3

Update 25: 5:25pm

Karroucchy gets a yellow card for a foul on a Nigerian player.

Update 26: 5:27pm

Nigeria’s Kunle Odunlami gets a yellow card for a foul on a Moroccan player.

Update 27: 5:28pm

Agbim saves a well taken Moroccan free kick.

Update 28 5:30pm

Nigeria’s Rabiu Ali gets a yellow card.

Update 29: 5:31pm

Brahim replaces Mohsin for Morocco.

Update 30 5:35pm

Brahim replaces Mohsin for Morocco. 78 minutes played so far.

Update 31: 5:43pm

86 minutes played. Nigeria misses a goal opportunity; trail Morocco 2-3.

Update 32: 5:45pm

A Moroccan player gets a yellow card for rough tackle.

Update 33: 5:47pm 

Nigeria equalises. Uzoenyi 3-3.

Update 34: 5:49pm

Uzoenyi scores a wonderful goal to equalise for Nigeria. 3-3 against Morocco. 91 minutes played.

Update 35: 5:50pm

It’s full time. Nigeria 3, Morocco 3. Match goes to extra time.

Update 36: 5:52pm

30 minutes of extra time will be played. Should there still be no winner, the match will go to penalties.

Update 37: 5:54pm

While we await the commencement of extra-time, you should know that Nigeria has now scored 11 goals in CHAN2014; the highest so far in the competition.

Morocco scored all her 3 goals in the first half, Nigeria scored hers in the second half.

Update 38: 5:57pm

Extra time starts. Nigeria vs Morocco 3-3.

Update 39: 6:07pm

Rabiu Ali misses a free header. 100 minutes played. Nigeria 3- Morocco 3.

Update 40: 6:08pm

El Mobaraky replaces Rafik for Morocco.

Update 41: 6:11pm

Morocco misses a goal scoring opportunity.

Update 42: 6:13pm

Morocco’s Oulhaj gets a yellow card. First Half of Extra Time ends. Nigeria 3- Morocco 3

Update 43: 6:14 pm

Second Half Extra time starts

Update 44: 6:18pm

108 minutes played: Shehu shoots wide for Nigeria.

Update 45: 6:20pm

Abubakar Ibrahim scores for Nigeria 4-3.

Update 46: 6:22pm

Nigeria makes her last substitution as Zango comes in.

Update 47: 628pm

Nigeria still playing better than Morocco and look more likely to score. Nigeria leads 4-3.

 Update 48: 6:30pm

Three minutes injury time added.

Update 49: 6:33pm

Nigeria wins. Defeats Morocco 4-3.

Update 50: 6:40pm

Despite going three goals down in the first half, Nigeria defeats Morocco 4-3 after extra time.

Nigeria had 33 shots at goal and 16 on target; scoring 4.

Nigeria’s Ejike is Orange Man of the Match.

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