MATCH CENTRE

SAT 12 AUGUST 2017, 21:45, BLIDA

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Advantage Libya heading to Sfax

by Bertin Basson

Sun August 13, 00:07

Libya will be slight favourites to book their ticket to the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament heading into their second-leg Northern Zone qualifier against Algeria next week.

This following a 2-1 win over their North African rivals at Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in Constantine on Saturday evening.

The Fennec Foxes opened the scoring as early as the first minute with Oussama Darfalou finding the back of the net after just 31 seconds of play.




The hosts off to the perfect start, but their lead would only last five minutes as Muaid Ellafi pulled the visitors level following a defensive mistake.

Libya, who won the CHAN title on South African soil three years ago, would take the lead three minutes after the break with Ellafi completing his brace as The Mediterranean Knights held on for a memorable win.

The second-leg will take place in Sfax, Tunisia next week with political turmoil forcing Libya to take their home matches elsewhere.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ALGERIA LIBYA
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
23
Defender
2
17
Defender
6
Defender
3
Defender
14
Defender
5
4
7
Defender
12
Defender
5
Defender
22
Midfielder
4
20
Midfielder
15
Defender
21
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
18
11
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
9
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
13
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
9
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