AFCON qualifiers: Siasia warns on the danger of underrating Libya


Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has stated that Nigeria will have to be careful and wary of the threat posed by Libya ahead of this month’s double header 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

Siasia speaking ahead of the clash said Nigeria must face the reality of Libya’s ambition as well.

“The two games will be very difficult and keenly contested because the Libyans have ambition following their impressive performance in the first two group games.”

“The Super Eagles mustn’t underrate them. If they are complacent, that will be suicidal to the team’s quest to qualify for the AFCON,” Siasia told

He added that the Super Eagles will have to know what the Libyans strength and weaknesses are so as to have an idea of what to expect when both sides meet.

Nigeria will host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday 13th October with the return leg scheduled for the 18,000 –capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri in the city of Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday 16th October.


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