Footballlive.ng has gathered that Libya’s team, Mediterranean Knights will fly into Nigeria on October 11th, ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifier against the Super Eagles on October 13 in Uyo.
Information in this regard was provided by Libyan Football Federation (LFF) spokesman, Fatih Chaboulos, who said the squad will camp in Tunisia for seven days before boarding a chartered flight to Nigeria for next Saturday’s game at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Chaboulos further confirmed that the camp in Tunisia will hold from October 4th to the 11th, when the team will travel on a private plane to keep a date with the Super Eagles.
The match day three fixture will be followed by a return leg just three days later at the 18,000-capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday, 16th October.
Libya manager, Adel Amrouche is already making plans for the second leg as well, as hence the decision to open camp in Tunisia, where his 22-man squad is expected to acclimatise for a week.
Libya top Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers with four points, same as South Africa, who have an inferior goal difference, but The Knights are a point ahead of Nigeria.
The Eagles, whose players are to report in Akwa Ibom State capital, Uyo Monday, October 8, will have to eke out at least four points from the upcoming matches in order to upstage Libya at the top of the table.