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2019 AFCON Qualifier: Libya To Host Super Eagles In Algeria

2019 AFCON Qualifier: Libya To Host Super Eagles In Algeria

By Adeboye Amosu:

The Libya Football Federation has confirmed that the Mediterranean Knights will host Nigeria at a yet to be named venue in Algeria in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match day four encounter on October 13, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

The managing director of the Libyan national team, Adel Al-Khumisi who revealed the decision of the LFF in a press statement on Monday also stated that the team will not be involved in any friendlies prior to the match day three encounter against the Super Eagles.

Libya occupy top spot in Group E after a win and draw in their opening two games against Seychelles and South Africa.

Their next game is an away fixture against third placed Nigeria on October 10 with the reverse fixture to take place three days later in Algeria.

Libya have played their home games at neutral venues over the last five years because of a FIFA ban imposed on the country after the civil war of 2011.

They played their first game of the qualifiers at the Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo, where they defeated Seychelles 5-1.

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  • Michael 3 years ago

    so their is no stadiums in Libya.. no wonder mister cow want the both games played in Nigeria.. he was even saying our team uses juju so that NFF will get angry and play the games here. . hahaha cow on the move

    • Adisboy 3 years ago

      There is civil war ongoing in Libya so for now they banned from playing matches in Libya till the situation improves.

  • #Harry, the match will be in Algeria, not in Nigeria. This coach is a smart dude. In essence he is indirectly telling Nigerians that we should accept apology and forget about doing anything to him for his yeye statement. ‘if you do anyhow’ in the 1st leg in Nigeria, ‘you go see anyhow,’ in the 2nd leg in Algeria. He thinks Nigerians have not forgiven him. He doesn’t know Nigerians. We have forgiven you and you will be safe. No shaking.

  • Kenny 3 years ago

    Why will the match be played Oct 10 & 13, Wednesday and Saturday. Wont the team train at all, many of the players will arrive Monday and Tuesday and play on Wednesday.

    I belief there is a mix up somewhere otherwise it will be difficult match for Nigeria as many of the Libyan players will either be home based or African based.

    • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

      The matches are slated for 10th and 14th of October not 13th

      • Kenny 3 years ago

        Chairman, my issue is with 10th, which is Wednesday, there wont be any time for training, matches like this starts Friday in Europe and ends Tuesday. you cant put a match on Wednesday when players will arrive on Mondays and Tuesdays after league matches in Europe. CAF is getting it wrong if this time is correct

  • TeeBoy 3 years ago

    6 pts here for Naija. If you like take the matches to Russia we’re always ready!

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    Trending Ademola lookman switched allegiance to Nigeria. 

  • Kenny 3 years ago

    CS is right, we will play 10th & 13th, but i believe CAF is wrong especially for African players that will play on Sunday and Monday night football in Europe.