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Libya Arrive Uyo, Reject Hotel Accomodation Reserved By NFF

Libya Arrive Uyo, Reject Hotel Accomodation Reserved By NFF

By Johnny Edward in Uyo:
The Mediterranean Knights of Libya national arrived in Uyo Friday evening ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles, but refused to stay at the hotel reserved for them by the NFF, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The Libyans arrived with a 50 man delegation but however declined the hotel Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort which was reserved for them, CSN gathered.


The Libyan team had a feel of the Akwa Ibom international Stadium turf at 6:30pm and trained for an hour before they departed for their choice hotel which was unknown as at the time of this report.

Libya lead Group E with four points from two games while Nigeria are third with three points from two games.


South Africa who host Seychelles in the other group fixture is second with four points but with an inferior goal difference.

Seychelles are rock bottom in the group.

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  • Prince 4 years ago

    ……This is a clear indication of how readily “prepared” this opponent
    They don’t want your warm “hospitality” even when the rules says so ; and even in your own country, in our own state, Complete sports or other media can’t figure out where they are lodging !!!

    That’s a strong hand-writing and message to the SE and to Nigerians at large … The Lybians no come here to look Akwa-Ibom or our babes…They came for war on the soccer pitch and if we are not super ready, we go hear am!

    SE be ready and prepared…treat this game like a no-nonsense fixture….play this game like say your career is in the line !!!

    And also to the NFF…just know that this is a message that we  should be expecting a very typical North African hostility when we go to play them at their “brother’s land”….
    them no come here come laugh…make we no think say when we go there, them go show us them teeth !!!

    A word is a enough for who get even one ear….!!!! 

    ***God Bless Nigeria !!!***

  • Same thing Cameroon did but go back with 4 goals. We shall see

    • Ben The Pendragon 4 years ago

      Bros I believe u just let wait and see.

  • Typical North African – win by hook or crook, just like Argentina and some of their South American neighbours like Chile and Venezuela.

    Both Libya and South Africa should forget even drawing any of their rest group matches with Nigeria. They’re all sure banker 3 points for SE. Seychelles is a forgone conclusion.

  • Bomboy 4 years ago

    Hope they brought their own hotel with them. Ha ha ha ha…

    Shame on them if they sleep in any of our hotels!

  • Beats me why African teams are so superstitious. It’s time CAF looks into this issue of dumping hotel reservations by visiting teams. Good for local businesses, but a drain on our collective resources. There’s a simple quick fix: visiting teams should arrange their hotel accommodation.

    By the way, will the Libyans use bottled oxygen strapped to their backs? Ha Ha Ha!

    • It’s not superstition, it is then being over cautious.
      North African teams are notorious for underhand tactics to unsettle opponents in their country.
      Either by giving noisy or totally unsuitable accommodation so their opponents cannot test will before the match.
      Or will keep them waiting.
      They are just making sure this does not happen to them.
      They arrived with a delegation of 50. There will be cooks so that they don’t get food poisoning, they will bring their own food and maybe even their own mattresses.

      • BigD I agree with you.

        The Libyans are well within their rights to take any precautions they see fit to make their preparation and overall stay in Nigeria as pleasant for them as possible.

        On a practical level, my only issue would be how and when they communicated their intentions not to go with the NFF’s Hotel arrangements.

        If the NFF had made some non-refundable advance payment to a hotel on the mutual understanding that the Libyans will stay there, then it is only fair for the NFF to ask the Libyans to reimburse us for that money because of their ‘last-minute change of mind’.

        If they refuse, their should be a policy on this kind of matter to which the NFF can approach CAF to compel the Libyans to pay the money and to also compensate Nigeria for any inconvenience caused by their actions

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 4 years ago

    Nigeria 3 Libya 1 on Saturday. Back to their chosen Home, Libya 1 Nigeria 2.
    Edo oracle said so. Folks, Libya is not a football Nation in the North of Africa nor in Africa as a whole. They will be embarrassed going to their war infested Country after the match tomorrow. Believe me.

  • Omo9ja 4 years ago

    @Prince, it shall be well with you. Good observations bro. Libyans are in Nigeria for a real business but if baba Rohr and his troops takes this Libyan’s team for granted or using wrong formation, wrong substitutions and late sub and using Ighalo in that match at all or for 90 minutes, na yawa go burst ooo because this Libyan team can score goals at any given time. Oga Rohr should please leave his experiments aside for now.

    I will never joined hands to compared Comeroon team that we gave 4-0 to this Libya’s team. How can we compared Cow to Chicken? It is impossible. Nothing called Indomitable of Cameroon presently.

    I’m using this medium to advice Nigerians, do not put much expectations in tomorrow’s match because I do not want none of us to get high blood pressure ooo.

    I want the best for my Country which means I want Eagles to will but we must be cautious as well. There is a possibility that Mr. Rohr might chosen Ighalo over Success because of his sentiments.

    However, Onyekuru wasn’t playing regularly with the team but he scored a spectacular goal against lone star which was why the manager invited him again. So, given Success a chance over Ighalo shouldn’t be a problem for sir Rohr but as we all know, Ighalo will be choosing over Success, Onyekuru and so on in tomorrow’s match.

    Therefore, by Gods grace, I’m going to watch the match without pressure. I wish Coach Rohr and Super Eagles a good outing in tomorrow’s match. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

      You, with your ever negative mindset for Nigeria Super Eagles will be disgraced tomorrow and I will come to this platform to laugh at you. I don’t know if Gernot Rohr took your wife from you or because you want NFF to install Your Dear Samson Siasia as Super Eagles Coach and they haven’t that why you are just so Bitter towards the ambitious Coach GR. Well, that your own problem. Deal with it till your death bed…Nonsense somebody

  • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

    My own contribution is If they like they should not even bath with our water and be smelling tomorrow or they should import bathing water from their country, all i know is that it won’t stop them from being trashed silly today. The Super Eagles will defeat them with a score line of let say 3-0 or 4-0. Away leg 2-1 Eagles to win. You know they’ve branded us as ‘JUJU’ Country so we are not to be trusted…Issokay. Saturday na Saturday

    • @chairmanfemi, i hail o. You don turn octopus paul o…4-0 prediction on point. Upon all their shakara say dey no go use hotel wey we don book for dem. Chai! Head wey go chop knock, no mata how hin do am, must to chop the knock by force. Congrats super eagles