The Libyans are hoping to turn the tide against Nigeria as they play home away from home in the return leg match of their encounter against Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the Group E of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group E match at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Sfax Tunisia on Tuesday night.
They are seeking redemption after losing 4-0 to Nigeria, a tie that punctuated their previous five match unbeaten streak. The result now puts the previous table toppers three points behind South Africa and two points behind Nigeria.
According to SuperSports, Libya’s caretaker coach, Omar Al Maryami, is hopeful that his side can stun Nigeria in Tunisia.
“We came to Nigeria to claim the three points the manner of the defeat does not make any difference to us because we still lost the entire points,” Al Maryami reportedly said.
The Mediterranean Knights are playing their home games outside Libya due to security concerns in their country.
“We will go back home with the conviction that we could also beat the Eagles in Tunisia during the return leg,” he continued.
“I take full responsibility for the result and I hope to rectify the result in the return leg.”
Ahmad Benali and Muaid Ellafi are influential players in the Libya squad and they will look to help their nation over the Super Eagles.