Libya‘s national team look ahead to their Africa Nations Cup first round qualifier against Rwanda. Libya take on Rwanda in the first round preliminaries on Sunday hoping to eventually make the Morocco 2015 Africa Nations Cup finals.
Post Arab Spring insecurity in Libya means they have to play the match in the Stade Olympique on the outskirts of the capital of neighbouring Tunisia. Libya are favourites and hold a better record over Rwanda after two friendly wins in 2012 and 2013. In February, they won the African Nation Championship (CHAN) for home-based footballers in South Africa under coach Javier Clemente. The Spanish coach was somewhere between cautiously optimistic and upbeat in his press conference in Tunis. Rwanda prepared for the game under interim manager Cassa Mbungo but English manager Stephen Constantine, who was named as the new coach this week, is expected to be in the stands for this tie in Tunisia. The return leg will be played on May 30th with the winner of the two-legged encounter facing either Namibia or the Republic of Congo in the next round. Should the Knights go through, they will book a place in Group A, where they would face the likes of defending champions Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.