2019 AFCON qualifiers: Nigeria to tackle Libya in Algeria on October 13

2019 AFCON qualifiers: Nigeria to tackle Libya in Algeria on October 13

- Libya have named a new venue for their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying clash against Nigeria

- The North African nation are observing a FIFA ban due to their 2011 civil unrest

- Libya previously executed their home games in the World Cup and AFCON qualifying matches in three countries

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will battle Libya’s Meditteranean Knights in reverse fixture of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying match in Algeria.

According to a Goal.com report citing Libya Observer, the encounter slated for October 13, will not hold at the Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo, the venue, where they handed a 5-1 defeat to Pirates of Seychelles.

The report further revealed that a spokesman of the Libyan side has now confirmed that the all-important game against the Gernot Rohr-tutored Super Eagles will hold in Algeria not Mali, Egypt and Tunisia, where the Meditteranean Knights, previously executed their home games, during the World Cup and AFCON qualifying matches.

2019 AFCON qualifiers: Nigeria to tackle Libya in Algeria

2019 AFCON qualifiers: Nigeria to tackle Libya in Algeria
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At the moment, Libya are still observing a FIFA ban due to their 2011 civil unrest in the North African nation.

In addition, the report also noted that the Meditteranean Knights, will not be lining up any test games before facing the Eagles their third-round cracker in Nigeria on October 10.

The Meditteranean Knights currently lead Group E log with four points from two matches, courtesy of a win over Pirates of Seychelles and a precious draw against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Presently, the Eagles are on the third spot with three points out of a maximum of six from two games.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday night, September 11, defeated Liberia 2-1 in an international friendly match which was played to retire the number 14 jersey of President George Weah.

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Henry Onyekuru who made a return to the Super Eagles scored the first goal in the 11th minute after a brilliant assist from John Ogu.

Simeon Nwankwo netted the second goal for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 33rd minute as he gained from a superb corner kick played by Etebo.

Liberia scored their only goal in the 89th minute via a penalty through Palsama, but they could not score the needed goal that would have saved them from a defeat as Nigeria won the match 2-1.

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