By Callum Paton.
Tripoli, 22 January 2014:
Libya scored a last-minute extra-time goal against Congo yesterday, taking the team through to the quarter-finals . . .[restrict]of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
In its final match of the group stages, Libya fought back against a two-goal deficit to snatch a draw in the last twenty minutes. Facing what looked like a certain exit from the competition, coach Javier Clemente made series of player changes after Congo’s second goal in the 54th minute of the game, which allowed Libya to gain the upper hand for the first time.
A goal from Abdel-Salam Omar and a second, in stoppage time, from Abdel-Rahman Fetori, brought Libya back into the championship in the final seconds of the game.
The draw places Libya as runner-up in group C, after Ghana. The team will now face Burundi, the winner of group D, on Sunday. [/restrict]