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Libya Coach apologises to Nigerians over juju comment


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Adel Amrouche
There are some people that believe Nigeria takes up Voodoo or ‘Juju’ in Confederation of Africa Football(CAF) tournaments and by extension, in the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) competitions.


This came to light as Libya national team Head Coach, Adel Amrouche made known his though about the three time African Champions in the round leather games over the weekend.

The Algerian was asked what he thought of Nigeria ahead of next month’s doubled header, Africa Cup of Nation’s qualifier, and he did not hold back.

The Coach responded: “Believe I prefer play Nigeria than Bafana Bafana, because I have this experience to play against Nigeria and for me Bafana they have fantastic players.

“It is not easy to play Bafana Bafana, for me Nigeria; I’m ready for Nigeria. At home, if they want we play two times in Nigeria we play two times in Nigeria.

“I know You believe on juju; too much and we believe on God in the work. For the future we can plan, but it is not easy to play South Africa.”

However, the Coach backtracked and apologized for his ‘bad joke’ about Nigeria football in a social media post.

He tweeted:

Amrouche hopes the October 10th first-leg 2019 Afcon qualifier in Kaduna will be under a good atmosphere and wanted to make things right with the fans.

Amrouche guided The Tuareg to a goalless result against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Durban on Saturday.

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