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Libya on an open path to qualify for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations


Legend Ali Al-Bashari believes that his country’s national team, Libya, will be on an open path to qualifying for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, which will be hosted by Morocco from December 21, 2025 to January 18, 2026.

The draw for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which was held today, Thursday, in Johannesburg, placed… Libyan national team In Group 4, which also includes Nigeria, Rwanda and Benin, it is a balanced group for the Knights of the Mediterranean, and the first and second teams in this group qualify directly to the finals.

Al-Bashari: On paper, Libya has a great chance of qualifying for Morocco 2025

Ali Al-Bashari said in a special statement to the website: win win“I cannot say that the Libyan group is difficult, nor can I say that the group is easy. It is balanced, and we are optimistic on paper that the Libyan team can qualify with Nigeria for the African Cup of Nations.”

He continued: “The Serbian Micho, the coach of the Libyan national team, must play every match with passion and ambition, and I believe that he is going in the right direction, as he achieved positive results in the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, and we hope that Micho will continue these positive results in order to qualify for Morocco 2025.”

He added: “The Serbian coach must reconsider his decision to exclude professional players from the Libyan national team, and I believe that with the return of these professionals to the national team roster, led by Moatasem Billah Al-Masrati, the Besiktas player, our chances of qualifying for the African Cup of Nations will be great.”

2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers draw

He concluded his speech by saying: “African football is in continuous development and currently there are no differences between the big and small teams. The Libyan team will face strong African teams such as Nigeria, and ambitious and developed teams such as Rwanda and Benin, each of which has many professional players in Europe; therefore, caution is required.”

The qualifiers will be held on a home and away basis, with the first and second rounds taking place during the September international break, while the third and fourth rounds will take place during the October international break, and the qualifiers will conclude during the November international break with the fifth and sixth rounds.



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