The third edition of the African Nations Championship came to an end last night the 1st of February, 2014 in Cape Town Stadium, South Africa. Libya defeated the favorite, Ghana by 4-3 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 at extra time, to win their first continental tournament.
In a report by the Confederation of African Football, Ghanaian goalkeeper Stephen Adams saved two spot kicks from Mohamed Elgadi and Abdelsalam Omar to tie the first five kicks at 3-3 and trigger sudden death penalties. Ahmed El Trbi scored the sixth penalty for Libya before Joshua Tijani missed his for Ghana to spark celebrations from the Mediterranean Knights of Libya.
The final match of CHAN, South Africa 2014 was played before an appreciative crowd of just under 17 000 that included CAF President Issa Hayatou and his invited guest FIFA President Sepp Blatter. It was a lively and competitive match from first whistle with both sides eager to open the scoring but clear cut scoring opportunities were few.
Earlier in the day, was a third place match, which Nigeria won 1-0 against Zimbabwe.
South Africa’s Bernard Parker was the highest goal scorer with four goals, though the hosts fell out in the group stages.
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