Officers from the Embassy of Libya in Nigeria on Tuesday met with the Basic Secretary of Nigeria Soccer Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to harmonize 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 ultimate 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 relaxed that Nigeria and Libya are good African brothers with glorious relations and all we have now 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 the very best reception potential, and I’ve little doubt that our golf equipment might be handled in an analogous method right here in Nigeria,” Gargoum mentioned.
Responding, Dr Sanusi reiterated that soccer is a recreation of peace and love, meant to foster brotherhood, camaraderie, understanding and good neighbourliness, and designed to deliver nations, territories and jurisdictions nearer to allow cordiality and heat relations.
“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 in the course of the U23 AFCON qualifiers we performed in 2019. Soccer is a gorgeous recreation and is a recreation 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 sure that the delegations from Libya are made to have good recollections of their keep in Nigeria.”
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.