The delegation of the national team of Libya who are in Nigeria have rejected the accommodation provided by their host the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) , Owngoalnigeria.com reports.
Libya arrived Nigeria yesterday for today’s game with the protocol officials of the NFF on hand to lead them to their lodge in Uyo but they surprisingly turned it down.
They arrived for training at the venue of today’s game and spent an hour working out on the pitch before engaging in drills and tactical training ahead of the 4pm game.
Their decision to reject the accommodation provided by Nigeria is in line with their fear tha Nigeria could use fetish means to bewitch them before the game, a source close to the team told Owngoalnigeria.com.
It was simply because of same fear that they changed their arrival date to Friday instead of Thursday using their national carrier to land in Uyo rather than Lagos as earlier planned.
Owngoalnigeria.com also gathered that their aim is to avoid contact with anything that has to do with their opponents before the game due to same fear of their host casting a spell on them.
Adel Amrouche the immediate past coach of Libya aimed a dig at Nigeria immediately after their 0-0 draw against South Africa by saying the Nigerians use black magic (voodoo) in games. He later apologised for his statement saying he was quoted out of context.