Libya Football Federation Sacks Montenegrin Coach


On Wednesday, the Libyan Football Federation decided to sack Montenegrin coach, Zoran Filipovic due to poor results.

The 68-year-old was in charge of the Mediterranean Knights for less than six months, after being appointed at the end of December.

Libya lost their final two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, 5-2 at home to Tunisia, and 1-0 in Tanzania, failing to qualify for next year’s finals and finishing bottom of Group J.

Under Filipovic, Libya also lost all three of their group games at the tournament for locally-based players, the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon in January.

Libya’s next competitive match is set for 19 June against Sudan in Qatar, in a one-leg qualifier for November 2021’s Arab Nations Cup.

Their 2022 World Cup Group F campaign begins in September against Gabon, followed by a trip to face Angola, before back-to-back ties against Egypt.

LFF officials are currently considering appointing a new coach to lead the Mediterranean Knights before participating in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers.