CHAN 2018: Morocco-Nigeria for final
Nigeria survived a sending-off to edge past Sudan 1-0 in the semi-finals of the African Nations Championship and set up a final against hosts Morocco.
Nigeria survived an early injury to their first-choice goalkeeper and a red card to edge past Sudan 1-0 in the second semi-final at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.
Captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa was injured after just 11 minutes and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi was dismissed in the 58th.
Okechukwu Gabriel scored the only goal.
But Nigeria had to rely on some excellent saves from replacement keeper Oladele Ajiboye and some poor finishing from Sudan, who also had a man sent off late on.
Awaiting them in Sunday’s final at the tournament for players in their own domestic leagues are the hosts, who earlier needed extra time to beat Libya 3-1.