Libya moves to CHAN semifinal after beating Congo on penalties

Libyan National Football Team (Photo: Internet)

It was penalties that separated Libya and Congo-Brazzaville after their quarter-final at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) ended 1-1 after extra-time in Morocco.

Veteran Congo captain and keeper Barel Mouko, 38, missed his penalty to give the win to the Libyans.

Earlier in Agadir the two sides had swapped first-half goals as Saleh Taher gave Libya the lead while Junior Makiesse grabbed Congo’s equaliser.

The winners now have the tough task of facing hosts Morocco in Wednesday’s semi-final at the continental tournament for players based in their own domestic leagues, in Casablanca.

Libya had a stand-in coach for the game as assistant Serbian Darko Novic took charge on the touchline in the unexplained absence of head coach Omar Al-Maryami

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