AFCON qualifier: Libya reject hotel reserved by NFF as team arrive Uyo


Libya’s national team arrived in Uyo Friday evening, ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles, but refused to stay at the hotel reserved for them by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The Libyans arrived with a 50-man delegation, but declined the hotel Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, which was reserved for them.

They, however, trained for an hour at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium turf, before they departed for their choice hotel.

Libya lead Group E with four points from two games, while Nigeria are third with three points from two games.

South Africa who host Seychelles in the other group fixture is second with four points, but with an inferior goal difference.