Libya’s new manager Adel Amrouche is now the major concern for South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter as he prepares his men to face the north Africans in one of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.
Baxter’s worry is hinged on how Amrouche who has previously managed Kenya will set up the Libyan playing personnel for their matchup.
Despite revealing that he has studied three of Libya’s previous matches, the former Kaizer Chiefs manager expects that Amrouche’s team will be organised.
However, Baxter assured that the Bafana Bafana have “a backup plan” for the game against the Libyans.
“I know a lot about them. I’ve studied three of their games. The only thing that probably is a question mark is that they have a new coach.
“We can’t be certain that he’s going to be like the old coach. We can’t be certain that his selection will be the same. But I think I’ve got a good idea how they are going to approach the game.
“We will have a backup plan. And I think that the Libyans‚ because of their situation [in their war-torn country] are together probably more than most national teams,” Baxter was quoted as saying by South African media.
South Africa’s Bafana Bafana started their campaign in an impressive way by defeating Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo while Libya ran over Seychelles 5-1 in Cairo in June last year.
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