South Africa look to blow away Libya

South Africa look to blow away Libya
Percy Tau of South Africa (r) celebrates goal with Themba Zwane during the 2018 World Cup qualifier football match between South Africa and Burkina Faso at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 07 October 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Sep 06, 2018. 15:16

South Africa will take on Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group E match on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

The encounter is scheduled to take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.

Bafana Bafana opened their Group E campaign with a 2-0 win over Nigeria away in June 2017.

The win took South Africa to second place on group standings having accumulated three points from one game.

They thrashed Botswana 3-0 in their last game which was the 2018 COSAFA Cup match at home two months.

South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter will be looking to guide Bafana to victory against Libya at home.

Meanwhile, Libya thumped Seychelles 5-1 in their maiden game in Group E at home in June 2017.

The victory took the Mediterranean Knights to the top of group standings with three points from one match.

They lost 4-2 to Sudan on penalties following a 1-1 draw in their last game which was a 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) game in Morocco last February.

Libya head coach Adel Amrouche will be looking mastermind a victory over a much-fancied South Africa side.

Cameroonian referee Sidi Alioum will be in charge of the game between South Africa and Libya.

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