Adel Amrouche departs Libya football team four days to qualifier with Nigeria

Adel Amrouche has quit as Libya senior men’s team coach after just six months in charge.

The 50-year-old reportedly left the team’s training camp in Tunisia just four days before Libya play Nigeria in an AFCON 2019 qualifier, with sources close to the Libyan Football Federation (LFF) saying there had been a request by players and some members of the management crew to meet with the LFF and discuss the possibility of sacking the Algerian for his “random coaching.”

However, LFF Chairman Jamal Al-Jaafari has denied the claim, saying Amrouche was upset at the delay of his salary payment.

Amrouche, who took up the role in May, himself confirmed he’s being owned salaries after news of his resignation broke, saying the LFF is very negligent and has not paid him for six months now, pointing fingers at players and his Libyan assistant Omar Al-Maryami saying he was mistreated along with his Algerian assistants, who have been refused payments by the LFF – telling him to pay them himself.

Libya, who top Group E, face Nigeria on October 13 in Uyo, and in Sfax three days later.

Omar Al-Miryami has been placed as favourite to lead the Libyans for the double-header against Gernot Rohr’s men.


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