Libya coach Damja resigns ahead of AFCON qualifiers

Libya coach Damja resigns ahead of AFCON qualifiers
Libya’s head coach, Jalal Damja

by Staff Reporter

Friday Oct 25, 2019. 09:00

Libya head coach Jalal Damja has resigned ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

This comes after the Mediterranean Knights’ two legs defeat against Tunisia 1-0 and 2-1 in the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the following statement on Thursday:

“Libyan Football Association (LFA) parted ways with the remaining technical staff as The Mediterranean Knights failed to qualify to next year’s Cameroon finals.”

“Damja was appointed as Libya’s coach last July. He was assisted by Akram Hammali, Salem Jalali, goalkeepers’ coach Mohamed Bousifi and fitness coach Muftah Toweir.”

“LFA will appoint a new technical staff shortly to guide the national team in the impending 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers,” a CAF statement read.

Libya were drawn in Group J of the 2021 qualifiers with Tunisia, Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea.

Libya will kick off their campaign away to Tunisia on 16 November followed by a home game against Tanzania on 19 November.

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