2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers: Libya to host Nigeria in Algeria

The Meditteranean Knights have changed venues and will entertain the Super Eagles in the north African country

Libya will host their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying clash against Nigeria in Algeria.

Due to a Fifa ban imposed on the country after the 2011 civil war, they have had to prosecute their home World Cup and Afcon qualifiers in Mali, Egypt and Tunisia.

Their first game of the 2019 Afcon qualifiers was played at the Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo, where they defeated Seychelles 5-1.

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According to Libya Observer, a team spokesman disclosed that they have opted against entertaining the Super Eagles in the aforementioned countries with Algeria preferred for the October 13 match.

Furthermore, the Meditteranean Knights will not be playing any friendlies ahead of their third-round clash in Nigeria on October 10.

Libya top Group E with four points, having thumped Seychelles and picked up a point away in South Africa.  Nigeria, after Saturday's victory over the Pirates, now have three points but remain in the third spot.