Ibitoye Downplays Import Of Amrouche’s Resignation


Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye has declared that the shock resignation of Adel Amrouche as Libya’s coach does not mean Nigeria will relax ahead of Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo.

Footballlive.ng can report that Amrouche quit his post with Libya on Tuesday, amidst complaints of being owed six months’ salaries, but Ibitoye said the Eagles will remain focused on their plan to win home and away.

Amrouche has already been replaced by his former assistant, Omar Al-Maryami, as caretaker coach, but Ibitoye insists that is not to suggest that The Mediterranean Knights would lack adequate technical inputs for Saturday’s match.

Rather than focus on what is happening in the opponents’ camp, Ibitoye stressed that the Eagles are concentrating fully only on their own plans for the match and says they will take the game like they would do for any other international fixture.

Ibitoye stressed: “The departure of their coach doesn’t change anything for us, we are playing against Libya, not a coach.

“Libya are top of our group, they are a formidable team and we expect a tough game from them.
“So, we are focused on what we have do – we want to win both in Nigeria and in Tunisia.”


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