Libya coach Adel Amrouche has said his “juju” comment on the Super Eagles was a joke as he apologised to Nigerians.
Amrouche had made the remark on Saturday as his team drew blank with South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
He, has, however, said the word was not meant to insult Nigerians as he loves joking.
“I apologise to the Nigeria football community for using the words JUJU in the press conference in SA.I used the word in jest,” Amrouche tweeted.
“I respect Nigerians and their RICH football tradition. I’m a man who likes joking, but I realise I used the word out of context. Please accept my apologies.”
Nigeria will take on the Maghreb nation next month in another game of the qualifying race for Cameroon.
Libya are leaders of the Group E qualifying campaign with four points followed by South Africa on same points.
Gernot Rohr’s team are third on the four-team standings with three points as Seychelles stay at the foot of the table pointless.