CHAN2018: Libya 1(2)-(4)1 Sudan -As It Happened

CHAN2018: Libya 1(2)-(4)1 Sudan -As It Happened
Zakaria Alharash of Libya challenged by El Taher Elhag Hassan of Sudan during the 2018 CHAN 3rd place football game between Libya and Sudan at the Grand stade Marrakech in Marrakech, Morocco on 03 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Feb 03, 2018. 23:00

Welcome to the CAF African Nations Championship third-place play-off match between Sudan and Libya at Stade de Marrakech on Saturday.

The two nations, Falcons of Jediane and Mediterranean Knights will be battling for a bronze medal as they wrap up their campaign in Morocco.


Libya: Nashnush, Ajbarah, Miftah, Alharash, Taktak, Elhouni, Madeen, Etrbi, Bader, Abushnaf

Sudan: Akram, Abuagla, Morsal, Saifeldin, Tahir, Elhag, Yagiub, Babikir, Mahmoud, Ismaeil, Abdalla


Sudan wins the third-place play-off 4-2 on penalties.

Penalty shootouts:
4. Ablo saved...
4. Maaz scores for Sudan, 4-2

3. Alaqoub scores, 3-2
3. Mahmoud scores for Sudan, 3-1

2. Elhouni misses for Libya, 2-1
2. Babikir converts, 2-1

1. Taktak scores for Libya 1-1
1. Tahir converts for Sudan

90' - Full time score at Marrakech. We are heading to penalty shoot-outs. Sudan 1-1 Libya

84' GOAL - Ablo scores from a header resulting in a cross from the right flank

80' - 10 minutes to wrap the encounter, Libya yet to break Sudan's solid defence.

79’ - Sub for Libya: Bader off for Alaqoub

78' - Sub for Sudan: Bisha on for Abuaagla

76' - Akram is the man separating Libya and a goal, he denies Ablo for the second time in the 75th minute from a point blank range to concede a corner.

68' - Time is running out for the Mediterranean Knights. Akram produces a fine save to deny Ablo, Taktak's follow up goes wide.

63' Sub for Sudan: Maaz on for Walaa Eldin

53' - Sub for Libya: Saleh on for Alharash

52' - Libya still knocking at the door to find cracks in the Sudanese defence.

46' - Sub for Libya: Ablo comes on for Muftah

46' - Second half starts in Marrakech.

45' - Set piece for Libya, another header inches wide. Half time score is 1-0 to Sudan.

45' - Booking for Babikir

45' - Set piece for Libya, another header inches wide. Half time score is 1-0 to Sudan.

45' - Booking for Babikir

42' - Three minutes to the end of the of the opening half. Sudan still lead 1-0.

38' - Atahir tries to test Nashnush from a distance, but his shot is wide.

33' - Sudan 1-0 Libya.

28' - Abushnaf comes close with a free header in the box from a corner, inches over the cross bar.

25' - Eltrbi booked for pulling his opponent. Sudan showing confidence and good touches on the ball.

22' - The Falcons of Jediane receive a set piece in search of their second goal. Poor execution by Atahir, goes wide.

18' - The goalscorer, Walaa Eldin receiving treatment for a knock on his back.

13' - Libya still searching for an equaliser. They spend more time in Sudan's half.

08' - GOAL for Sudan: Walaa Eldin scores with powerful header against the run of play

05' - Libya receive a set piece in a promising area. Sudan clear heir lines. No clear cut chances in the match so far.

01': We are underway in Morocco.

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