The Libyan national football team won 2-1 over Algeria at Al-Shahid Hamlawi Stadium in Algiers as part of the first leg matches of 2018 African Nations Championship, which will be hosted by Kenya.

By winning this game, Libya has become closer to qualifying for the sports event, which it won back in 2012.

Algeria scored first by Derlofo at the first minute of the match before Al-Ayat tied the score for Libya after a fault done by the Algerian goal keeper, Rahmani.

At the minute 47, Libya scored the second and winning goal by Al-Lafi.

The second leg match will take place in Sfax, Tunisia on August 18.