Nigeria is through to the semi-final of the CHAN after coming from 3 goals down to win Morocco 4-3.
A first half brace from Mohsine Moutaouali and a goal from Iajour Mouhssine ensured Hassan Benabicha’s side got a three-goal lead in the first half of the tension soaked encounter but the second half saw goals from Ugonna Uzochukwu, Rabiu Ali and Ejike Uzoenyi on the dot of 90 minutes ensured the game proceeded into extra-time.
However, it was Abubakar Ibrahim’s strike in the second half extra time that made the difference for Stephen Keshi’s side in the seven-goal thriller.
While it seemed the game would head for a penalty shoot-out, in second half extra time, Ibrahim pounced to give Nigeria the winner after Morocco goalkeeper and captain, Nadir Lamyaghri spilled an easy ball off Uzoenyi’s cross.
Nigeria will now wait for the winner between Ghana and DR Congo in Sunday’s quarter final game.