The Morocco vs Nigeria quarterfinal will take place this Saturday, January 25, 2014 (6:45 AM Pacific) at the Cape Town Stadium. The knock-out stages of the African Nations Championship 2014 will commence this weekend with a must-watch game between Morocco and Nigeria. The quarterfinal match will be packed with excitement as the winner will be strong candidates to win the tournament.
The Lions of the Atlas reached this stage after a successful group stage in which they had 1 win and 2 ties. The team coached by Hassan Benabicha will go as an underdog against Nigeria, but a win would prove critics wrong and automatically label them as strong title contenders. Although Morocco won Group B, they did not demonstrate the best of form as they only scored 4 goals, 3 of which came in one game. Morocco has been solid on defense, but to have a chance at defeating Nigeria, they will have to take advantage of any of their few goal scoring opportunities.
The team coached by Stephen Keshi demonstrated in their previous two games that they are serious title contenders in this CHAN. After losing the first match against Mali 2-1, the Super Eagles transformed themselves and won their next two games; 4-2 against Mozambique, and 3-1 against South Africa. with seven goals in the last two games, Nigeria showed that their tactics revolve around being aggressive on offense. This Saturday, they have a great opportunity to defeat Morocco, and if they do not make costly mistakes on defense, the game should be theirs.
Morocco vs Nigeria Prediction
The Morocco vs Nigeria quarterfinal match will be intense, but the favored Nigeria should not suffer much to obtain the win. Morocco has some weaknesses on offense, and fixing them against the Super Eagles will not be on their radar. As for Nigeria, as long as they do not commit great mistakes,, the offense will be too much for Morocco to handle. The Morocco vs Nigeria match will end in a 3-1 win for the Super Eagles.
Morocco vs Nigeria TV Schedule
The Morocco vs Nigeria match will not be televised in the United States. In Nigeria, it will be LIVE on SuperSport 4 at 3:45 PM (WAT).
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