Libya appoint Faouzi Benzarti as new coach

Faouzi Benzarti

Libyan Football Association appointed on Thursday (24 October 2019) Tunisian veteran coach Faouzi Benzarti as The Mediterranean Knights new coach on an expendable six months contract.

Benzarti (69) will start his tenure immediately as Libya will face Tunisia on 16 November then Tanzania three days later at 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 after signing his contract.

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

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

Libya are housed in Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 qualifications Group J besides Tunisia, Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea.