Libya’s head coach, Adel Amrouche, says that he would rather face Nigeria twice in Nigeria than play against Bafana Bafana, despite holding South Africa to a 0-0 draw on Saturday.
Stuart Baxter’s side were unable to break down their Libyan opponents at Moses Mabhida as they played out a stalemate in their African Cup of Nations qualifier, however, Amrouche was full of praise for the South Africans as he now turns his focus to the Super Eagles next month.
Speaking to the media after the game, the Algerian coach said, "Believe me, I prefer to play Nigeria than Bafana Bafana because I have that experience to play against Nigeria. For me, they've got fantastic players and it is not easy to play Bafana Bafana. I am ready for Nigeria, if they want to play two times in Nigeria, we play two times in Nigeria.
"They believe in juju too much. We believe in God and in the work.”
Amrouche has since apologised for his comment on Twitter, saying, “I apologise to the Nigeria football community for using the words JUJU in the press conference in SA. I used the word in jest. I respect Nigerians and their RICH football tradition. I’m a man who likes joking, but I realise I used the word out of context. Please accept my apologies.”
Libya are currently top of Group E after two games and face Nigeria away on October 10th as they look to try and maintain their log position.