DOUALA, 21 January 2021 – DR Congo scored in overtime to draw, one-one, against Libya and Niger vs. Congo-Brazzaville ended in another one-one draw in Group B of the 2020 African Nations Championship.
Libya’s Al Mehdi scored at the sixth minute of their game against DR Congo but DR Congo’s Obenza scored in the dying minute of the game to enable his country snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat.
Niger also came from behind to share points with Congo-Brazzaville in the second game of the tournament also known as Total African Nations Championship (CHAN 2020).
The games on Thursday were played at Japoma Stadium in the outskirts of Douala, Cameroon’s economic capital.
DR Congo maintains leadership of Group B with four points from one win and one draw.
Congo-Brazzaville held on to a one-nil lead beyond half-time from a goal by Mouandza at the 35th minute.
However, a little more than half way through the second half, Niger’s Moussa brought the two sides back to level terms with his 70th minute goal.
Libya and Niger are tied for the second spot on the league table for Group B perfectly even not only on points, but also on goals scored and goals conceded.
Congo-Brazzaville brings up the rear of Group B with one point from Thursday’s draw.
Action shifts Friday to Group C also in Douala, where the defending champions, Morocco, will play against Rwanda in the first game followed by Uganda locking horns with Togo.
Cameroon won hosting rights for CHAN2020 belatedly, on 13 April 2019, after Ethiopia withdrew.
The tournament was originally scheduled to hold from 4 to 25 April 2019.
Unlike the African Cup of Nations, CHAN2020 feautees only players affiliated to domestic teams in the 16 countries spilit up into the four groups.