By Adeboye Amosu:
Libya head coach, Adel Amrouche, has named a 22-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Top on the list of the squad released by Amrouche is Crotone of Italy star, Ahmad Benali, who once represented England at the U-17 level.
Other big names on the list are Ali Al Musrati who plays for Portuguese club, Vitoria Guimarães, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi of New York City FC and Desportivo Alves player, Hamdou Elhouni.
The The Mediterranean Knights will face the Super Eagles in a matchday-three encounter at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on October 13.
They will host the three-time African champions three day later in the return fixture in Sfax, Tunisia.
Amrouche’s men are expected to begin preparations for both games on October 4.
Libya occupy top position in Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifier with four points from two games. South Africa are second with same number of points but have an inferior goal difference.
The Super Eagles sit in third position with three points, while Seychelles who lost their opening two games are yet to pick a point.
THE FULL SQUAD
Mohamed Fathi Nachnouch (Al Ahly SC Tripoly), Ahmed Abdessalem Arraka ( Al Madina), Mourad Boubaker al Ouhichi (Al Hilal), Ahmed Kamel Terbi (Al-Ittihad), Sanad Massaoud Mohamed ( Raja), Tarek Nassr Jemal (Al-Ittihad), Ali Maatoug Omran (Ahly Tripoli ), Mootassem Massaoud Sabou (Al-Ittihad), Mohamed Abdessalem Khalifa (Orlando City), Ahmed Mohamed Maksi (Al-Ittihad), Ali Al Musrati (Vitoria Guimarães), Badr Hassan Ahmad (Ahly Tripoli), Ahmad Fahim ben Ali (Crotone), Rabia Ramadan el Chadi (Al-Ittihad), Moaid Salem Ellafi, Mohamed Saleh Solah- Mahrek (Bahrain) Hamdou Mohamed el Houni (Desportivo Aves), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi ( New York City), Mohamed Noureddine Zaabia (Al-Ittihad), Anis Mohamed Seltou (Ahly Tripoli), Salem Fathi Belaid (Al-Ittihad), Khaled Majdi Mrimi
You can tell who really mean the business between Nigeria and Libya. If you know what you are doing, God first and make a move and you be prosper. Very simple. Nigeria have not released their squad yet, I think it is too early to do so abi? No wahala. God bless Nigeria!!!
So you mean the first to release it list is the one to win?? Most of the teams have not released theirs too. In fact, I think he’s the only coach that has done that so far. But some people are just looking for the slightest opportunity to blame Coach Rohr for everything…Mtcheew
i cant even see any good player or even from a top teams, except dat crotone player. so coach amrouche why the boast?? Wen almost de full squad is from top teams, u said musa is de only threat we have ok no problem. I dont know how libyan is going to cope with this attack like dis, success#9 speed, skill, tricker, strenght……. Iwobi#10 fast, speed, skill, strenght, inteligent tricker…….. Musa#7 speed,shooting…….. kalu#11 speed, skill, tricker, shooting. And we have bench like simon and onyekvru. After the 2leg played there wil be tears. Tears most come from somewhere.
I tell you @Oluwa. I see the list, my mind just calm. It’s not a cause for worry. If this team can hold SA in SA, then I can boldly say SE will win all their remaining matches. Hahaha.
No shaking. We are going to beat them home and away. Our boys just need to be disciplined and a bit aggressive.
God bless Nigeria.