Libya’s New Football Coach to be Appointed at Press Conference in Benghazi


The newly appointed football coach of the Libyan national team, Javier Clemente will sign his contract at a press conference in the city of Benghazi, on Friday evening. President of the Libyan Football Federation (LFF), Abdel-Hakim Al-Shalmani will also participate at the joint press conference.

Clemente will lead the national team in a preparatory camp in Tunisia. Libya is preparing to play several friendly matches, before facing Sudan, in the Arab Cup qualifiers. The national team is also preparing to participate in the World Cup qualifiers.

Clemente, 71, had previously coached the Libyan national team in 2013, and in his first year, where they won the African Nations Championship in South Africa in 2014.

He was dismissed in October 2016, after suffering a 4-0 defeat against the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the Pentecost Martyrs Stadium in Kinshasa, during the African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.