Amrouche apologises for juju comments

Posted: 11 September 2018 Time: 08:33 am

Libya coach Adel Amrouche has sought pardon from Nigerian football supporters over his utterances following their 0-0 draw with Bafana Bafana.

READ: Bafana held by Libya in Durban

The Algerian tactician overstepped his boundaries while expressing his preference to come up against the Super Eagles rather than Stuart Baxter’s charges in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group E qualifiers.

Amrouche then, after the match in Durban, controversially stated that, “They [Nigeria] believe in juju [muthi], too much. We [Libya] believe in God and in the work.”

With the Mediterranean Knights set to face Nigeria in back-to-back home and away qualifiers next month, Amrouche has since apologised to the West African powerhouses 

“I apologise to the Nigeria football community for using the words ‘Juju’ in the press conference in SA,” said the former Kenya boss on Twitter.

“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.”

However, Nigerian fans have not taken kindly to this as they continued to voice their disapproval of the 50-year-old coach’s sentiments in response to his apology.

Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)

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