Nigeria narrowly defeated Sudan 1-0 on Wednesday to set up a cracking contest against hosts Morocco in the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship on Sunday.

Gabriel Okechukwu scored the local Eagles only goal in the 16th minutes as Coach Salisu Yusuf side will slug it out with Morocco the host of the biennial tournament.

Nigeria’s Total Man of the Match: Gabriel Okechukwu.

In the first semi-finals, hosts Morocco beat North African neighbours 3-1 to overcome a resilient Libyan side to book their spot in the final.

A brace from Ayoub El Kaabi and one from Walid El Karti was enough for host Morocco to see off Libya in Casablanca.

“It was really hard for both sides. They (Sudan) pushed us to the wall, especially after the red card,” Coach Yusuf Salisu told

“We tried to go on the counter-attack and make the defence compact defence so as not to give spaces for them at the back.

“They had some good moments but we defeated them in the end.

“For the game against Morocco, every team is beatable. If we do the right things, why not! We can beat Morocco,” he passionately added.

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