Adel Amrouche
Libya will play Nigeria in a 2019 Afcon qualifier in October. Image: Complete Sports

Libya coach Adel Amrouche has said his team will be ready for Nigeria’s “juju” in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in October.

The Mediterranean Knights drew blank with South Africa in their second game of the qualifiers but are still top of the Group E standings with four points.

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They had defeated Seychelles 5-1 in June, 2017, in their opening clash.

Nigeria, on the other hand, are on three points and third in the standings after losing to the Bafana Bafana last year before a 3-0 bashing of Seychelles put their campaign back on track.

However, Amrouche has played down Nigeria’s strength, claiming that South Africa are a tougher team.

“When we’re back home we’ll find a DVD and see what happened. I brought something new, it’s not easy,” Amrouche said on Saturday.

“Believe me, I would rather play Nigeria than Bafana, because I have experience playing against Nigeria and for me Bafana have fantastic players and its not easy playing South Africa.

“For me, I’m ready for Nigeria. If they want to play the two games in Nigeria it’s ok. If they (Nigeria) believe on juju too much or God but its not easy to play South Africa I stayed long night thinking of how to stop Percy Tau, Keagan Dolly, Vilakazi and Vincent Pule and those that did not play today.”

Libya play their home games outside the country due to unrest in the Maghreb nation.