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Eagles’ AFCON 2019 Foes Libya Appoint Ex-Egypt Star Ramzy As New Coach

Eagles’ AFCON 2019 Foes Libya Appoint Ex-Egypt Star Ramzy As New Coach

Super Eagles’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Group E opponents, Libya, have appointed former Egypt international, Hany Ramzy, as their new national team coach.

According to bbc.co.uk, Ramzy, 48, takes over from Jalal Damja, whose contract as manager of Libya expired in November, 2017.

Ramzy’s first competitive game will be away to Bafana Bafana of South Africa in September on matchday two of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

Libya currently top Group E after starting their 2019 qualifying campaign with a comfortable 5-1 win over visiting Seychelles.

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Sacked by Ittihad of Alexandria in October, Ramzy has previously managed Egyptian sides, Enppi and Wadi Degla.

He has also had spells as coach of Egypt under-20s and as caretaker coach of the senior side.

As coach of the Egypt’s under-23 team, Ramzy led the side to 2012 London Olympics after claiming third at the inaugural African U-23 AFCON in Morocco.

During his playing career, Ramzy , a defender, featured for FC Saarbrucken in the German second division, but spent most of his career at Bundesliga clubs; Werder Bremen and Kaiserslautern.

Ramzy who was capped 124 times by Egypt, played in their 1998 AFCON winning side and was a member of Egypt’s Italia 1990 World Cup squad.

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