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Ghana Stunned by Libya in the 2014 CHAN Championship

Ghana stunned by Libya in the 2014 CHAN finals while the curse of the host nation continues

Historic Win. In 1982, Libya lost to Ghana on penalties. 32 years later, Ghana lost to Libya on penalties.
Historic Win. In 1982, Libya lost to Ghana on penalties. 32 years later, Ghana lost to Libya on penalties.

By Alula Abraha,

Libya had triumphed over Ghana in the final that saw the two fatigued nations slogging it out their guts to a goal-less draw  late last night to decide the 3rd CHAN African championship.

It’s the second time the two sides played with each other in the same tournament after they had tied 1-1 in their group stage, where Ghana qualified as a group winner and Libya as a runner-up. But Libya was the one that had asserted its upper hand in the most important match of the tournament. Both teams had won their subsequent semi-finals in penalty-shoot-out after both drew 0-0 after 120 minutes of extra-time play. Continue reading Ghana Stunned by Libya in the 2014 CHAN Championship