Moroccan football fans were given reason to celebrate on Sunday evening as the Atlas Lions claimed their first African Nations Championship crown after a 4-0 victory over Nigeria.
The Super Eagles struggled to establish themselves in the game and were made to pay for their loss of concentration.
Zakaria Hadraf’s double and goals from Walid El Karti and Ayoub El Kaabi handed the north Africans victory in Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca.
We have taken a look at some of the tweets on Twitter...
Sad loss for all of us. You fought bravely. Thanks for bringing Nigeria all the way to the finals @NGSuperEagles— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) February 4, 2018
If this bunch is the best we have back home...— James Ezimoha (@TheBiigJay) February 4, 2018
Naaaa, lemme stop here.#TotalCHAN2018
This CHAN reminded us what we knew already. We have to do better with our coaching and our League in general #TotalCHAN2018— Sam (@bigsammy08) February 4, 2018
I would pick Morocco as a team that could cause an upset at the World Cup...— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) February 4, 2018
And in a sign of their strength in depth, they’ve just won CHAN - the African international tournament for domestic based players.
4-0 victory in the final v Nigeria.
Morocco wan kill Nigeria.— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) February 4, 2018
Morocco 4 - 0 Nigeria— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) February 4, 2018
Nice try guys. But this is so Buhari like.
You launched a very aggressive campaign for the top
Got millions of Nigerians to hope on you.
And ended up with a very embarrassing performance
Salisu Yusuf score card:— Adepoju Tobi Samuel (@OgaNlaMedia) February 4, 2018
2017 WAFU Cup of Nations final:
Ghana 4-0 Nigeria.
2018 African Nations Championship final:
Morocco 4-0 Nigeria.
Salisu should take full responsibility for this embarrassment. Starting line-up decisions were wrong, you don't change a winning team!
Superb 3 months for Morocco. WC qualification, Wydad win CL, now CHAN champions. And, of course, I also got married there! Golden era, this.— Salim Masoud Said (@salimosaid) February 4, 2018