Morocco, Libya, Nigeria and Sudan set for CHAN Semifinal clashes

Morocco, Libya, Nigeria and Sudan set for CHAN Semifinal clashes

CHAN Hosts, Morocco and surprise package Sudan progressed to the last four of the African Nations Championship. Nigeria and Libya are the other semi-finalists.

The CHAN hosts, Morocco knocked out a valiant Namibia in Casablanca.

Ayoub El Kaabi and Salaheddine Saidi scored for the hosts. In the CHAN last four, the hosts will meet Libya, who edged Congo-Brazzaville after a penalty shoot-out.

Libya was headed by stand-in coach and assistant Serbian Darko Novic who replaced head coach Omar Al-Maryami on the touchline.

Al-Maryami’s absence went unexplained. Saleh Taher put the Libyans ahead, but Junior Makiesse equalized for the Congolese.

In a nerve-racking penalty shoot-out, goalkeeper Barel Mouko, 38, missed the deciding penalty.

On the other side of the draw, Sudan upset Zambia. Just after the half-hour mark Maki Bakhit Saifeldin got the only goal of the game to see the Sudanese progress to the semi-finals.

They will meet Nigeria who came from behind their CHAN quarterfinal to defeat Angola 2-1.

Anthony Okpotu equalized for the Nigerians in the 92nd minute before Okechukwu Gabriel grabbed a winner in extra-time for Nigeria to progress.

The semi-finals will be played on Wednesday with the tournament culminating with the final on Sunday.

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