Libya moves to CHAN semifinal after beating Congo on penalties
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