Madagascar down Mozambique to progress in CHAN qualifiers

Madagascar down Mozambique to progress in CHAN qualifiers
Rinjala Raherinaivo of Madagascar challenged by Liberty Chakoroma of Zimbabwe during the Cosafa Castle Cup match between Zimbabwe and Madagascar at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on 28 June 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Brian Lee

Sunday Jul 23, 2017. 17:17

Madagascar beat Mozambique 2-0 in the second leg of their African Nations Championship qualifier at the Estádio do Zimpeto in Maputo on Sunday to progress into the next stage of qualifying 4-2 on aggregate.

The first leg between the two nations last weekend ended 2-2 in Antananarivo which handed Mozambique two vital away goals.

Salomao Mandlane and Manuel Fernandes found the back of the net for Mozambique in that tie while Njiva Rakotoarimalala scored a brace for Madagascar.

The second leg on Sunday, July 23 saw Mozambique trying to defend the draw and progress on the away goals rule, but it was not to be.

While the first half ended goalless, two second half strikes from Madagascar saw them run out 2-0 winners on the day and 4-2 on aggregate over the two legs.

Madagascar will now face either Mauritius or Angola in the final phase of qualification to reach CHAN 2018 in Kenya.

Mauritius and Angola are in action later on Sunday, July 23 in Luanda with Angola enjoying a 1-0 advantage from the first leg.

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