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Libyan Federation announces new venue for Libya vs Nigeria AFCON Qualifier

The crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the The Mediterranean Knights and Super Eagles will no longer be staged at Omar Hamadi Stadium in Algeria.

According to Libyan newspaper, Alwasat, the Libyan Football Federation (LFF) has decided that the return match with the Nigerian team will be held in Tunisia, a game which corresponds to match day four of the AFCON qualifiers in Group E.

Although no stadium has been picked, the Stade Chedly-Zouiten (Tunis) hosted the Libya vs Seychelles AFCON qualifier on June 9, 2017.

Libya coach Adel Amrouche had earlier requested that the important qualifier against Nigeria should be played in Algeria and not Tunis because the Belgian-Algerian wanted the Algerian fans to support the Libyan team but the Libyan Federation has finally rejected his request.

The Nigerian Federation have not yet announced a venue for the match day three tie with the Libyans but Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna, Stephen Keshi Stadium and Enyimba International Stadium are the stadiums being considered.

After two matches in Group E of the AFCON qualifiers, the Super Eagles trail Libya and South Africa by one point.

 

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