Libya head coach Omar Al-Marimi a d his captain Mohammed Nashnoush are optimistic of their chances against the Super Eagles of Nigeria when they square out in their second group C encounter on Friday at the ongoing 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.
The 2014 champions defeated Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in their opening fixture on Monday while Nigeria played out a goalless draw with Rwanda.
Al Ahli Tripoli striker Saleh Taher grabbed a double within six minutes of as Libya went into the break with a 2-0 advantage. Taher’s club mate Al Lafee Zakaria sealed the victory with a third goal with six minutes left to play.
“In 2014 we won the CHAN tournament but this will not make us feel arrogant,” Al-Marimi said during the pre-match press conference
“They have Anthony Okpotu who has played in Libya before, we prepared and there will be no problem.”
“It will not be easy, Nigeria is a big side Africa. We will start the match in a good way and we will be focused because the match will decide the future.”
Also speaking was the team Captain, Mohammed Nashnoush who stated that they are motivated for the tie against the Eagles.
“They will be coming to get the points and we will be highly focused more than the last match. We want to play the quarter finals in the same city, we don’t want to travel in order not to get tired.”
Libya tops Group C with three points after first round of matches. Nigeria and Rwanda are joint second after both played out a goalless draw, while Equatorial Guinea are fourth.