Libya coach resigns ahead of Nigeria tussle

Libya coach resigns ahead of Nigeria tussle
Adel Amrouche, former coach of Libya during the 2019 African Cup Of Nations Qualifier match between South Africa and Libya at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 08 September 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018. 11:00

Libya head coach Adel Amrouche has resigned mere days ahead of their back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria.

The Libyan Football Federation on Tuesday announced that Amrouche had vacated his position with the Algerian reportedly frustrated with the working conditions.

Amrouche only took over the Mediterranean Knights reins in May and guided Libya to a goalless draw against South Africa in Durban last month, before deciding to hand in his resignation four days ahead of their match in Uyo.

The Knights have been forced to play their home games in neighbouring North African countries due to the political unrest in Libya.

Libya currently occupy top place in Group E after two rounds of fixtures, but next face arguably their toughest test away to the Super Eagles. The reverse fixture will take place in Algeria on Monday.



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