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Libya in familiar territory ahead of Algeria opener

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Libya are determined to start their campaign on a high note when they take on hosts Algeria in the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2022 opener on Friday.


The former CHAN winners will take on the Desert Foxes in the opening match of the tournament at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers.

The Mediterranean Knights understand what is at stake when they face the home side in Group A in front of their fans, and they are ready for the challenge.

“We know the Algerian national team and we will show our potential during the (North African) derby,” admitted the Libyan head coach Corentin Martins.

“We have the honour to play the first match against Algeria, the host country, and to be present during the opening ceremony.”

The French tactician, however, added that from a technical point of view, his side is unlucky because it will face the host in the group stages.

“We have no luck with the draw that put us in the same group with the hosts Algeria. It is a difficult derby match that awaits us and therefore we will do everything we can to achieve a positive result. We will show our full potential as well especially since we worked to achieve the best possible result.”


Good to know:

GROUP A

Algeria Vs Libya: 13/01/2023 - Time: 20h: 00 - Venue: Baraki, Algiers

Ethiopia Vs Mozambique: 14/01/2023 - Time: 14 h: 00 - Venue: Baraki, Algiers

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