PHOTOS: Re-live Super Eagles' historic CHAN feat v Sudan - FCNaija

Super Eagles By: Ambrose Udeme | 01/02/2018

Nigeria made history on Wednesday after overcoming a resilient Sudanese squad to reach the Final of the African Nations Championship for the first time, setting up a final date with host hosts Morocco.

Before kick-off, Coach Salisu Yusuf had to rue his inability to call upon first –team players Emeka Atuloma, Sunday Faleye and Emeka Ogbuh – all due to injury.

And 10 minutes into the game inside the Grand Stade Marrakech, goalkeeper and skipper (and big inspiration) Ikechukwu Ezenwa was stretchered out injured.

Okechukwu’s 16th-minute strike separated the two sides as Nigeria survived onslaughts from the Desert Hawks to reach a first final in the history of the championship designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.

The reward for the supercharged Super Eagles is a showdown against host nation Morocco (who defeated Libya 3-1 in the first semi final) in the Championship match inside Casablanca’s Stade Mohamed V on Sunday evening.

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