The national team for local players settled for a 1-1 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday in the second group competition of the African Championship for Local Players "Chan" 2021.

Libyan Moataz Al-Mahdi scored the only goal for his team in the sixth minute of the first half. The Mediterranean Knights tried to stretch the lead, but their performance seemed to be off rhythm and kept missing opportunities throughout.

In the second half, the Libyan team focused more on keeping their net clean to maintain their victory, while the Congolese heated up the game and kept the Libyan defence on alert until they managed to seal the draw in the closing seconds.

However, the draw was good enough to move Libya into second place behind the Democratic Republic of Congo, which came in first place with four points after defeating Congo Brazzaville and drawing with Libya.