Advantage Libya heading to Sfax

by Bertin Basson

Sunday Aug 13, 2017. 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.

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