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Former Harambee Stars head coach Adel Amrouche takes charge in Libya

7:40 pm AEST 14/5/18
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The Belgian led Harambee Stars to their sixth Cecafa Senior Challenge title in December 2013

Former Harambee Stars head coach Adel Amrouche has been appointed to take charge at Libya.

The Belgian was unveiled on Monday to take over but Goal could not establish the contract details.

The former Kenya coach replaces Omar Al-Maryami, who was installed as coach of the Mediterranean Knights after a deal for former Egypt international Hany Ramzy fell through.

The former TP Mazembe (of DR Congo) and Burundi coach was in charge of Kenya for 12 games. Amrouche showed his passion for Kenya with his sometimes combative and abrasive approach, all in the name of Harambee Stars.

He faced the wrath of Confederation of African Football for alleged unsporting conduct in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to lightweights Comoros. A subsequent six-match ban slapped on him was later overturned on appeal.

He bravely led Kenya to a 1-1 draw against Nigeria in an away Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Calabar.

The 50-year-old's main task will be to lead Libya to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

His first competitive game will be in September away to 1996 champions South Africa in Group E of the qualifying.

The Algerian-born coach was sacked as Kenya coach in August 2014 after the East Africans suffered a shock exit to Lesotho in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.