Super Eagles of Nigeria will play north African rivals Morocco in the quarter final of the African Nations Championship currently going on in South Africa.
The matched billed for the Free Stadium Stadium, Mangaung will see both debutants battle for a place in the semi-final of the third edition of the tournament.
Hassan Benabicha’s side were on the verge of elimination having secured two points against Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe in their first two games but goals from Abdessamad Rafik, Iajour Mouhssine and Abdelkbir El Ouadi ensured they silenced the Cranes of Uganda 3-1 in their last group game played at the Cape Town Stadium.
The result ensured they finished as Group B winners while Uganda crashed out of the competition.
The game between these countries is expected to be explosive as both sides dream of winning the CHAN title on their debut.
Zimbabwe piped Burkina Faso 1-0 to finish second behind the Atlas Lions and will play Group A winners Mali in the quarter final billed for the Cape Town Stadium on January 25, 2014.