CAIRO: Egyptian manager Mohsen Saleh has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Libyan national team, the Libyan Football Federation (LFF) announced.
Saleh has been sacked following poor results in the two opening qualifying games of the 2008 African Nations Cup.
The LFF thanked Saleh for his work during the last period in an official statement. Saleh’s contract was terminated by mutual consent, the Libyan news agency reported. I wanted to take Libyan football forward but I couldn t do anything because here they want quick results, lamented Saleh. Libya came in last in the African Nations Cup qualifying Group 10 with just two points after a 1-0 defeat to Ethiopia and 1-1 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Egyptian, named as coach in April, will be replaced by Abu Baker Bamy, a Libyan.