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Libya coach resigns, ahead of Nigeria clash


Adel Amrouche has resigned as head coach of the Libyan team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria on Saturday.


Amrouche, who replaced Omar Al-Maryami’s in May, quit his job after going six months without his salary being paid.


According to, a Libyan online news outlet, Al-Maryami will lead the Mediterranean Knights out against Nigeria in Uyo.


Al-Maryami has already taken charge of the team’s training in Tunisia following the sudden exit of Amrouche.


Libya top Group E with four points, while South Africa are second and Nigeria lie third.


The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) confirmed on Monday that a 54-man delegation comprising players, technical crew, backroom staff and LFF officials will fly into Ibom International Airport, Uyo, on Thursday.


The second leg of the tie will be played in Tunisia.


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