Strong indications have emerged that Libya have opted to host their home match against Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on October 14, instead of a day earlier, as has been widely reported.
Information reaching footballlive.ng suggests that the shock decision by Libya Football Federation (LFF) to shift the venue to Tunisia, from their initial choice of Algeria, may have occasioned a change in date as well.
This is sequel to information contained in a media statement by LFF, which put the date for the game at October 14 at a yet to be named venue in Tunisia.
The idea of playing the game in Algeria was put forward by the Mediterranean Knights’ Algerian-born coach, Adil Amrouche.
Amrouche tried to convince the LFF to play the game against Nigeria in Algeria to gain public support in his country and to benefit from the support of the Algerian public.
He felt playing the game at his former club’s base would also be beneficial to Libya, but the LFF decided the match to be held in Tunisia.
However, while the away match will take place in the Nigerian city of Kaduna on October 10, the LFF has not yet specified the stadium whey they will hold their October 14 match.
The statement read in part: “The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) has chosen Tunisia to host the home game against Nigeria on October 14, within the fourth round of Group 5 of 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.”