Libya national team coach Adel Amrouche has apologised after he accused Nigeria of relying on “juju” to win their games.
Amrouche made this statement after the game between Libya and South Africa in Durban which ended in a scoreless draw. He said after the game that he was looking forward to playing against the Super Eagles.
South Africa is a fantastic team and have fantastic players and it’s not easy to play against them.
For me, I’m ready for Nigeria; if they want we can play both games in Nigeria; they believe in juju and we believe in God.
Later, he tweeted an apology after he was called out for his statement
His tweet reads:
I apologise to the Nigeria football community for using the words JUJU in the press conference in SA. I used the word in jest. 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.
Below is how Nigerians on Twitter reacted to his apology.
Nigeria face a double header against Libya in October which will determine the team that will eventually qualify from the group.
The Super Eagles will need a win to overhaul the Libyans who are currently topping group E with four points and ahead of South Africa with goal difference.