January 27, 2023



CAF Confederation Cup: Libyan embassy officers meet Sanusi in Abuja

Officers from the Embassy of Libya in Nigeria on Tuesday met with the Normal Secretary of Nigeria Soccer Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, to harmonise preparations for the CAF Confederation Cup duels involving two Libyan golf equipment towards Nigeria’s Rivers United FC and Plateau United FC.

Plateau United will tackle Al Akhdar FC on the Moshood Abiola Nationwide Stadium, Abuja whereas Rivers United will sq. as much as Al Nasr FC on the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt within the remaining preliminary spherical of the CAF Confederation Cup, with the winners assured spots within the money-spinning group stage of the competitors.

Abdul-Moeine Gargoum, Counsellor on the embassy and Ali Shrai, third secretary have been on the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Tuesday on the behest of the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Ayad Al-Tayari.

“We’re comfy that Nigeria and Libya are good African brothers with wonderful relations and all we now have come to debate is about seamless preparations for our groups coming right here and for the Nigerian groups going to Libya. I’ve the peace of mind of the 2 Libyan golf equipment that they are going to accord Rivers United and Plateau United one of the best reception attainable, and I’ve little question that our golf equipment will probably be handled in an identical method right here in Nigeria,” Gargoum mentioned.

Responding, Dr Sanusi reiterated that soccer is a sport of peace and love, meant to foster brotherhood, camaraderie, understanding and good neighbourliness, and designed to carry nations, territories and jurisdictions nearer to allow cordiality and heat relations.

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“I’m happy to obtain you on behalf of the Board and Administration of the NFF. Nigeria and Libya are certainly brothers and I keep in mind how a lot we fostered our brotherhood through the U23 AFCON qualifiers we performed in 2019. Soccer is an exquisite sport and is a sport of affection, peace and pleasure past the leisure worth.

“The NFF will work assiduously with the 2 golf equipment concerned – Plateau United and Rivers United – and be certain that the delegations from Libya are made to have good reminiscences of their keep in Nigeria,” he mentioned.

Each Al Akhdar and Al Nasr are ruminating over flying into Nigeria this weekend aboard the identical chartered plane, which can drop the Al Akhdar delegation in Abuja earlier than continuing to Port Harcourt with the Al Nasr group.

The primary leg matches maintain on Wednesday, 2nd November with the second leg matches happening on Wednesday, 9th November in Benghazi.