CHAN 2018: Super Eagles To Pocket $750,000 For Winning Silver, Champion Morocco Get $1.25m
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Nigeria’s Super Eagles Team B will pocket the sum of $750,000 for finishing as runner-up at the 2018 Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) losing 4-0 to host Morocco in Casablanca on Sunday. Tournament winner the Atlas Lions will walk away with $1.25 million as prize money.
The Nigerian team tasted their heavy defeat of the tournament losing with wide goal margin to the Atlas Lions of Morocco. In the event, Morocco became the first nation to win both senior men’s titles in the African continent, following from their triumph in the AFCON in Ethiopia 42 years ago.
A heavy rain driven by strong winds was a feature of the match throughout, with the Eagles struggling to cope with a very wet turf at the Stade Mohamed V. Yet, they put up a creditable first 45 minutes, holding the Atlas Lions well and creating chances of their own, with only Zakaria Hadraf’s 45th-minute goal separating both teams at the time Senegalese referee Papa Gassama brought the first period to a close.
At the end, Nigeria celebrated a best-ever performance at the African Nations Championship, picking up the silver medals and the runners-up prize money of $750,000, better than the bronze medal outing in South Africa four years ago