Libya considers Egypt’s Hassan Shehata as national football team coach

Egyptian coach, Hassan Shehata inspired Egypt’s Pharaohs taking home three African Cup of Nation (CAN) trophies despite failing to qualify for the fourth. (Reuters)

The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) has started negotiations with the Egyptian coach, Hassan Shehata, to start training Libya’s national team ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, the news website, Ahramonline, reported Sunday.

Shehata as coach has already scored three Cup of Nations victories in the last six years. The 63-year-old inspired Egypt’s Pharaohs taking home three African Cup of Nation (CAN) trophies despite failing to qualify for the fourth.

He previously signed a one-year deal with Al-Arabi of the Qatar Stars League on October 2012 only to end it shortly in December.

However, Shehata has some competition as LFF is also considering Morocco’s Bado El-Zaki to coach the national team.

Libya’s national team is currently being coached by Adel-Hafiz Arbish. Arbish was appointed following the dismissal of Brazilian Marcos Bakita after 2013 CAN.

The Libyan team is to play against Democratic Republic of Congo on March 24 in World Cup qualifiers.
 

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Last Update: Monday, 18 March 2013 KSA 23:39 - GMT 20:39
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