AFCON Qualifiers: Libya Pick New Venue For Super Eagles Tie
There are indications that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture billed for October 14 between Libya and Nigeria will no longer take place at the earlier announced Algerian venue.
The Super Eagles will be up against their Libyan counterparts first on October 10 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna but the reverse fixture that would take place four days later will now take place in Tunisia according to a report in the Libyan Observer.
It is understood that the idea of playing the game in Algeria initially was put forward by the Mediterranean Knights head coach, Adil Amrouche.
Amrouche, who is an Algerian by birth is hoping to gain public support in his country for the Nigeria game, but he is now ready to stay on in Tunisia where Libya started out the AFCON qualification series with a big win over Seychelles.
Libya is still considered not safe enough to host international matches hence the country’s football association take their home games to neighboring countries.
Libya top Group E with four points from two games, while Super Eagles sit in third position with three points for the same number of games.
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