Congo, Libya in quarterfinal showdown

Congo, Libya in quarterfinal showdown
Julfin Ondongo of Congo is challenged by Afonso Sebastiao Cabungula Fofo of Angola during the 2018 Chan game between Congo and Angola at Le Grand Stade Agadir in Agadir, Morocco on 24 January 2018 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jan 27, 2018. 16:30

Congo and Libya will do battle for a place in the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) semifinals when they cross swords at the Stade Adrar in Agadir on Sunday evening.

Kick-off is at 21h00 CAT (SA, GMT+2).

The Red Devils booked their place in the knockout stages of the competition as Group D winners with wins over Cameroon (1-0) and Burkina Faso (2-0) followed by a goalless draw against Angola.

The result sealed Angola's place in the quarterfinals alongside Congo with 2011 runners-up to take on Nigeria for a place in the final four.

Libya required victory in their final Group C showdown to make sure of progression in Morocco.

The Mediterranean Knights defeated Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in their tournament opener before losing 1-0 to the Super Eagles.

Needing victory against Rwanda, the North African's were on course to suffer elimination as the match entered referee's optional time at the end of 90 minutes.

Elmutasem Abushnaf, though, popped up with an injury time winner for the 2014 champions to dump the Amavubi out of the competition in the process.

The winners of said clash will take on either hosts Morocco or surprise package Namibia in the semifinals of the continental competition, set to take place in Casablanca. this coming Wednesday.

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