Ahead of Libya’s doubleheader AFCON 2019 qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, head coach of the Mediterranean Knights of Libya Adel Amrouche has named a strong list of 22 players comprising mostly local players with Italy-based Ahmed Bengali the biggest of the invited players, AOIFootball.com reports.
Bengali, a former England U-17 player, tops the list of invited players alongside Ali Al Musrati (Vitoria Guimarães), Mohamed El Monir (Orlando City), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (New York City) and Hamdou Elhouni (Desportivo Aves).
Libya is currently top of Group E with four points from their opening two games while Nigeria is 3rd in the group with three points from the same number of games played.
The team begins training in Tunisia on October 4 with the locally based players. The rest of the foreign pros are expected the following weekend before they fly down to Nigeria for the first leg on Saturday, October 13.
The return leg takes place three days later in the Tunisian City of Sfax.
Full Squad: Mohamed Fathi Nachnouch (Al Ahly SC Tripoly), Ahmed Abdessalem Arraka (Al Madina), Mourad Boubaker al Ouhichi (Al-Hilal), Ahmed Kamel Terbi (Al-Ittihad), Sanad Massaoud Mohamed (Raja), Tarek Nassr Jemal (Al-Ittihad), Ali Maatoug Omran (Ahly Tripoli), Mootassem Massaoud Sabou (Al-Ittihad), Mohamed Abdessalem Khalifa (Orlando City), Ahmed Mohamed Maksi (Al-Ittihad), Ali Al Musrati (Vitoria Guimarães), Badr Hassan Ahmad (Ahly Tripoli), Ahmad Fahim ben Ali (Crotone), Rabia Ramadan el Chadi (Al-Ittihad), Moaid Salem Ellafi, Mohamed Saleh Solah-Mahrek (Bahrain) Hamdou Mohamed el Houni (Desportivo Aves), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (New York City), Mohamed Noureddine Zaabia (Al-Ittihad), Anis Mohamed Seltou (Ahly Tripoli), Salem Fathi Belaid (Al-Ittihad) and Khaled Majdi Mrimi.