CHAN 2014 Finals: Date, Time, Kickoff Info for African Nations Championships

Danny CollinsFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2014

Ghana face Libya in the final after beating Nigeria in the semi-final.
Ghana face Libya in the final after beating Nigeria in the semi-final.Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Ghana face Libya in the final of the African Nations Championships in Cape Town tonight.

Both sides go into the final unbeaten having progressed from their respective semi-finals by penalty shoot-out.

The Black Stars saw off a strong Nigerian challenge in the semi-finals after a lifeless 120 minutes of play, prevailing 4-1 in the resultant penalty shoot-out.

The Mediterranean Knights overcame Zimbabwe 5-4 in their semi-final penalty shoot-out.

Ghana vs. Libya 

African Nations Championship Final

Cape Town Stadium, Feb. 1, 6 p.m. GMT


It is not the first time the two sides have met, having played each other in the last two championships, as per Both matches ended in a 1-1 draw and few would bet against a similar stalemate in normal time, given the semi-final performances. 

Libya are hoping to lift their first ever African title, and have no injury concerns going into the final where they will face a depleted Ghanaian team. 

Defender Kwabena Adusei was sent off in Ghana's semi-final, while Yahaya Mohammed is a concern after suffering a knock to his knee. 

The last time the two sides met in the final of a major championships was 32 years ago, when Libya hosted the tournament. That time, Ghana prevailed 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. 

The African Nations Championship has strict eligibility rules, and only players who ply their trade in an African domestic league may participate. 

Tunisia won the last championships, which were held in Sudan, by beating Angola 3-0 in the final, as reported by