By Seraj Essul.
Tripoli, 16 June 2014:
The Libyan national youth football team is warming up for its mid-summer CAF qualifier against the Ivory Coast.
The . . .[restrict]team of players, all under 20, has made a strong start in its campaign. It won its four qualifier matches against Tunisia and Chad, beating the former 4 – 2 on aggregate and the latter 4 – 0.
The players have now gone to Sirte for an intensive eight-day training camp.
“We started work on Saturday, ” team coordinator Mabruk Al-Misrati told the Libya Herald, “The players are having two training sessions a day, which are tough and intensive”.
Misrati explained that not all of the 24-man squad called to the camp had been able to attend. Five of them are still playing with their teams in the league. However, with the season shortly due to finish, it is expected that all the selected players will be able to attend the two remaining camps. The first, is expected to be held in Turkey next month and in August in Tunisia, where there will be the final limbering up for the big matches against the Ivory Coast.
The first leg match will be 15-16-17 of August. The second will 29-30-31 in the same month .