Libya coach resigns few days to vital match with Super Eagles

Adel Amrouche has resigned as the head coach of the national team of Libya ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against the Super Eagles this weekend.

According to Libyan daily,, Amrouche, who was appointed Omar Al-Maryami’s successor in May, revealed that he has not been paid for the past six months.

The daily also revealed that Al-Maryami will lead the Mediterranean Knights out against Nigeria in Uyo. Al-Maryami has already taken charge of the team’s training in Tunisia following the sudden exit of Amrouche.

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Libya occupy the top spot in Group E with four points from two games following their 5-1 win over Seychelles in their opener and a goalless draw away to South Africa last month.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be looking to boost their chances of qualifying for the Cameroon tournament when they host on Saturday and play the reverse fixture in Tunisia next Tuesday.

The Gernot Rohr’s men had kicked off their qualifying campaign with a 2-0 defeat at home to South Africa last year, but got back on track with a 3-0 win over Seychelles last month.


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