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Italy hosts Libya conference towards new UN peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after an initiative to hold elections next month failed.

315 illegal migrants intercepted at Mediterranean sea

The Libyan Coast Guard picked up a total of 315 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday who were trying to reach Europe in three inflatable boats, a spokesman said.
Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

Russia and China on Monday refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

At least 4 dead in suspected IS attack in central Libya

At least four people were killed Monday and eight others kidnapped in an attack by suspected Islamic State group jihadists on a town in central Libya, local sources said.
Chelsea's Ola Aina

Super Eagles’ Ola Aina eager to star in Bafana Bafana match

Nigeria defender, Ola Aina, is looking forward to facing the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the magnificient FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, next month in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Group demands release of Nigerians detained in Libya

A non-governmental oragnisation (NGO), Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN), has called on the Libyan government to immediately release Nigerians who are being detained at its various camps.
Francis Uzoho – Rohr looks to have settled for him as No 1 for the World Cup in Russia

Francis Uzoho: South Africa won’t be easy

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has admitted that next month’s 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg will not be an easy game, but assures that he and teammates will play the crucial match with the seriousness it deserves.
Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo scores brace as Super Eagles pip Libya in Sfax

The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved to the top of their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying Group E after defeating home side Libya 3-2 at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles need ‘big fighting spirit’ to beat Libya in Sfax

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya on Tuesday despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend.
Libya coach Omar Elmaryami

AFCON: Why we lost to Super Eagles – Libya coach

Stand-in coach of the Libyan national team, Omar Al-Maryami, has claimed full responsibility for the 4-0 defeat to Nigeria, in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
[fILE] Nigeria's German coach Gernot Rohr looks on during a training session at Essentuki Arena in Yessentuki, southern Russia, on June 18, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament.-br --PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

AFCON: Super Eagles played to win – Gernot Rohr

Coach Gernot Rohr of Super Eagles has said that the 4-0 routing of the Mediterranean Knights of Libya by his team in Uyo is due to excellent preparation and mentality to win.
Henry Onyekuru

Henry Onyekuru determined to make Nigeria proud

Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru is eager to make his country proud as the Super Eagles gear up to face Libya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo on Saturday.
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles will not underrate Libya

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, says his team will play to win and will not underrate the Mediterranean Knights in Saturday’s AFCON qualifier.

Mohammed Sanusi: Super Eagles have quality to beat Libya home and away

General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, is optimistic that the Super Eagles will beat the Mediterranean Knights of Libya over two legs in their 2019 AFCON qualifying double header on Saturday in Uyo and on Tuesday in Sfax Tunisia.
ADEL AMROUCHE

Libya coach Adel Amrouche resigns ahead of Nigeria clash

Adel Amrouche has resigned from his position as the head coach of the Libyan national team ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria in Uyo.
Kenneth Omeruo at 2018 World Cup in Russia

Kenneth Omeruo: We won’t disappoint against Libya

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has assured that the team would not disappoint Nigerians when they square up against Libya national team on Saturday in Uyo.
Libyan national soccer team

AFCON: Libya suffers injury blow ahead Super Eagles clash

Libya have suffered an injury blow ahead of their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria, with one of the players named to their 22-man roster ruled out of both matches due to injury.
Ghassan Salame

UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December

The UN envoy to Libya has said that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation.

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Leon Balogun’s limited Brighton role won’t affect the Super Eagles

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African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

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