Libya Appoint Faouzi Benzarti As New Coach On Six-Month Deal

Libyan Football Association has announced veteran Tunisian coach Faouzi Benzarti as the new head coach of The Mediterranean Knights new coach on an initial six months contract.

He replaces Jalal Damja, who resigned after losing to Tunisia in 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying.

Benzarti, 69, resumes immediately with Libya due to face Tunisia on 16 November before meeting Tanzania three days later in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications.

“I thank Libyan Football Association and the executive committee for giving me a second chance here. I previously worked with Libya and I can call that a successful spell”, Benzarti said.

“I’m optimistic. I came here to work and I promise we will have some victories to celebrate”, he added.

It’s Benzarti’s second spell with The Mediterranean Knights, having coached Libya between 2007 and 2008.

He’s also coached his native Tunisia as well as Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca and Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel.

Libya have been drawn alongside Tunisia, Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea in Group J of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 qualifications.