Libya coach, Adel Amrouche has apologized after he made comments accusing the Super Eagles of Nigeria of using Juju to win their games.
Amrouche made this statement after the game between Libya and South Africa in Durban, which ended in a scoreless draw. The Algerian said after the game that he was looking forward to playing against the Super Eagles.
“Believe I prefer play Nigeria than Bafana Bafana, because I have this experince to play against Nigeria and for me Bafana they have fantastic players.
It is not easy to play Bafana Bafana, for me Nigeria; I’m ready for Nigeria. At home, if they want we play two times in Nigeria we play two times in Nigeria.
I know You believe on juju; too much and we believe on God in the work. For the future we can plan, but it is not easy to play South Africa.”
Amrouche has now apologized in a tweet after he was called out for such statement. He wrote:
“I apologise to the Nigeria football community for using the words JUJU in the press conference in SA. I used the word in jest. I respect Nigerians and their RICH football tradition. I’m a man who likes joking,but I realise I used the word out of context. Please accept my apologies.”
I apologise to the Nigeria football community for using the words JUJU in the press conference in SA.I used the word in jest.I respect Nigerians and their RICH football tradition.I’m a man who likes joking,but I realise I used the word out of context.Please accept my apologies.
— Adel Amrouche (@adelkouba) September 9, 2018