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Adel Amrouche Resigns as Libya Coach

Belgian tactician Adel Amrouche quits as Libya’s football coach.

Belgian tactician Adel Amrouche has called it quits citing non-payment from his employer LFF for months.

According to reports from various news outlets in Tripoli, the coach resigned on Monday, just three days before their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria, citing non-payment of his salaries for six months.

Libyan Football Federation (LFF) has moved swiftly and announced Omar Al-Maryami as his successor and have threatened to sue Amrouche for absconding duty.

The former Kenyan head coach left the team’s training base in Tunisia on Tuesday 9th October, where they are preparing for the game against Nigeria.

A source close to the Libyan national team has revealed to us that players and administrative staff earlier requested for an urgent meeting with the LFF President, Jamal al-Jaafari, to discuss the possibility of dismissing Amrouche before their trip to Nigeria, labeling his training ‘random’ and not useful to the team.

In his only game in charge, the 50-year-old gaffer who was appointed coach of the North African country in May this year, managed to grab a point in Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers after drawing with South Africa in September.

Amrouche has previously been the national coach Equatorial Guinea and Burundi and taken charge of DC Motema Pembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo and USM Alger in Algeria.

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