Mauritania look to complete double over Liberia

Mauritania look to complete double over Liberia
Sarr Sally of Mauritania is challenged by Thamsanqa Gabuza of South Africa during the AFCON Qualifier match between South Africa and Mauritania 02 September 2016 at Mbombela Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Jul 22, 2017. 21:20

Mauritania will square off with Liberia in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 19h00 CAT.

The Zone West A second-leg match will take place at the Stade Municipal Zouérate in one of Mauritania's main cities, Zouérat.

Les Mourabitones brushed aside Liberia 2-0 in the first-leg clash at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia last weekend.

Mohammed Yaly Dellahi scored in the first-half for Mauritania, before Boubacar Bagili sealed the victory in the second-half.

Mauritania will now be confident of defeating the Lone Stars at home and advance to the next stage of qualification.

Liberia have never reached the CHAN finals, while Les Mourabitones participated in the 2014 finals.

The winner on aggregate between Mauritania and Liberia will take on either Mali or Gambia in the third round.

Gambia managed to hold Mali to a goalless stalemate in the first-leg encounter in Bakau last weekend.

Referee Boubou Traore, who is from Mali, will officiate the encounter between Mauritania and Liberia.

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