Libya appoint Adel Amrouche as national team coach

Libya appoint Adel Amrouche as national team coach
Adel Amrouche

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday May 15, 2018. 10:10

Libya have announced Belgian Adel Amrouche as their new national team coach with immediate effect.

The announcement was made by the Libyan Football Federation (LFF) as he replaces Omar Al-Maryami.

Libya thump Seychelles to go top of Group E

Al-Maryami was handed the coaching reigns as the Mediterranean Knights’ boss after a deal for former Egypt international Hany Ramzy fell through.

The 50-year-old's main task will be to lead Libya to the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and they will face South Africa in September away.

The Algerian-born coach was sacked as the Harambee Stars manager in August 2014 after the East Africans suffered a shock exit to Lesotho in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

According to the BBC website, Amrouche and the LFF will be hoping that FIFA's visit in April can kick-start the rebuilding process for football in the country.

In the wake of instability, Libyan clubs have had to use neutral venues to host their matches, while the Mediterranean Knights have played 'home' World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Mali, Egypt and Tunisia over the last five years.

Libya occupy the top spot in Group E of the AFCON qualifiers with three points from their 5-1 win over Seychelles in June last year.

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