The national football team of Libya are in a dire situation at the moment in their quest to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Cameroon.
Barely three days to their crunch clash against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Adel Amrouche has resigned from his position as the head coach of the Libyan national team.
Both Nigeria and Libya will clash in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo on Saturday and three days later in Sfax, Tunisia.
Amrouche revealed that he is quitting his job after going six months without his salary paid
The Algerian was only appointed in May as Omar Al-Maryami’s successor.
It has now been revealed that 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 occupy the top spot in Group E of the AFCON qualifiers with four points from two games following their 5-1 win over Seychelles in June last year and goalless draw recorded away to South Africa.
South Africa are second with the same number of points but with an inferior goal difference while Nigeria are third with three points from two games. Seychelles are fourth in the standings with no point.
Meanwhile, the Libyan Football Federation confirmed to the Nigerian Football Federation on Monday that a 54–man delegation comprising players, technical crew, backroom staff and LFF officials will fly into Ibom International Airport, Uyo aboard a chartered aircraft on Thursday.
Match officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the referee assessor from Mali and the security officer from South Africa, will arrive in Nigeria on Thursday and then fly to Uyo on Friday morning.