Egyptian tactician Hamzy appointed Libya head coach

Egyptian tactician Hamzy appointed Libya head coach
Libya player El Houni Hamdou (R) fights for the ball with Guinea player during the World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Libya and Guinea in Monastir, Tunisia on 04 September 2017 © BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Dec 18, 2017. 11:00

The Libya Football Federation has appointed Egyptian tactician Hany Ramzy as coach of the national team.

The 48-year-old takes over from Jalal Damja, whose contract as manager of Libya expired in November.

According to BBC African, Ramzy’s main task will be to lead Libya to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals which will be hosted by Cameroon.

The former Egypt international’s first competitive game will be in September away to 1996 champions South Africa.

Libya began their 2019 campaign with a comfortable 5-1 win over visiting Seychelles but face a tough task of qualifying for Cameroon with Nigeria the other team in Group E.

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, he led the side to 2012 London Olympics after claiming third at the inaugural African championship in Morocco.

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