Sellami: Morocco ready for final against Nigeria

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The Atlas Lions gaffer is braced for his team’s 2018 CHAN final clash against the Super Eagles in Casablanca

Jamal Sellami says that Morocco are capable of winning the 2018 African Nations Championship when they face Nigeria in the final on Sunday night.

The Atlas Lions cruised into the final after dismissing Libya 3-1 after extra-time and will stand a chance to win the coveted trophy against the Super Eagles who pipped Sudan 1-0 in the semis.

Morocco remain unbeaten so far – scoring 12 and conceding two goals and coach Sellami wants the title to reward their impressive outing.

“[Sunday’s] game is extremely important because we want to win and crown our efforts after the work we put in we deserve to win the trophy because of our efforts,” Sellami told media.

“We have three players who were in CHAN 2014 and today we spoke to the players that it is a completely different ball game and the players are ready to deliver.

“We will be playing against a difficult opponent but all my players are ready for the game because it is a special game for them.

“Nigeria have individual players and they want to win duels but my team is prepared and we have qualities to get solutions against them.”

Jamal Sellami on Eagles

“From the beginning of the tournament we selected players based on their physical conditions and the opponents,” he continued.

“Despite the Nigeria team being strong we have all that it takes to win and keep the trophy here. I'm fully confident of my team but we respect Nigeria because they are good that is why they made it to the finals.”

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Ayoub El Kaabi has accounted for eight of the north Africans’ goals in the championship and Sellami wants the danger man to continue with his dazzling form against Salisu Yusuf’s men.

“El is leading us to the final and for him now is to show us tomorrow that he is a great striker,” he added.

“Harve Renard is here and he is looking at him because before the tournament many in Morocco don't know about him. My final satisfaction will be to win the trophy tomorrow and we are prepared for that.”

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