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Starting XI: Morocco v Nigeria

African Nations Championship Quarter-Finals

Teams: Morocco v Nigeria

Date: 25 January 2014

Venue: Cape Town Stadium



Morocco and Nigeria meet in the first quarter-final of the African Nations Championship on Saturday afternoon at the Cape Town Stadium.

Morocco qualified in first place in Group B, ahead of Zimbabwe on goal difference, and are yet to lose a game in the competition.

The Atlas Lions squad features seven players from Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca, who lost to Bayern Munich in the FIFA World Club Cup at the end of 2013.

Nigeria, who ended second to Mali in Group A after defeating South Africa in their last game, bounced back after losing their first match in the competition to Mali, to beat Mozambique and the hosts in successive games.

Both nations are making their debuts at the CHAN finals, and this will be nineteenth meeting between the nations.

Morocco have won eight times, Nigeria six and there have been draws in past meetings.

This is how they line-up:

Morocco: Nadir Lamyaghri, Zakaria El Hachimi, Mohamed Abarhoun, Mohamed Oulhaj, Zaid Krouch, Said Fettah, Issam Erraki, Mohsine Moutaouali,  Abdessamad Rafik, Abdelkabir El Ouadi, Mouhsinne Iajour

Nigeria: Chigozie Agbim, Ugonna Uzochokwu, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Odunlami Kunle, Erhun Obanor, Bright Eseme, Rabiu Ali, Abullahi Shehu, Ejike Uzoenyi, Gbolahan Salami, Ifeanyi Ede

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Starting XI: Morocco v Nigeria


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