Libya coach Quits ahead of Super Eagles AFCON Qualifier tussle

Libya coach Quits ahead of Super Eagles AFCON Qualifier tussle

Libya coach Adel Amrouche has given up his job just four days before the Mediterranean Knights play the Super Eagles in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) confirmed his resignation and added that his assistant Omar Al-Maryami will carry on as head coach in an interim capacity.

The LFF also added that it will take action against Amrouche over his sudden exit.

According to BBC Sport, one of Amrouche’s main complaints was unpaid wages.

The 50-year-old told the Reuters news agency he was aggravated by working conditions with the team.

Amrouche, who was born in Algeria, was only appointed in May and his first game in charge last month saw Libya force a 0-0 draw in South Africa.

Libya travel to face the Super Eagles on Friday and then play them again in the return fixture in Sfax, Tunisia on Monday.

Libya have four points from their first two matches in their bid to qualify for the 2019 finals in Cameroon, ahead of South Africa on goal difference with Nigeria one point behind.

Seychelles are last in the group with no points recorded yet with only the top two teams qualifying for the finals next June.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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