Libya national team
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Libya outclassed Seychelles 5-1 to begin their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign on a solid note.

Goals from Anis Saltou, Ahmad Benali, Hamdou El Houni, Mohammed Zubya and Muaid Ellafi were all the Mediterranean Knights needed to pummel the east African nation.

However, Leroy Coralie got a goal for the visitors in the 90th minute to leave the Tripoli Stadium with little to cheer about.

With this win, Javier Clemente’s men lead Group E with three points and superior goals difference as they await the result of the Nigeria versus South Africa tie in Uyo.

Libya have failed to qualify for the last three editions of Afcon with their last participation at Equatorial Guinea and Gabon 2012.

They would hope to build on this momentum when they travel to South Africa on March 27, 2018, while Seychelles welcome Nigeria to Stade Linité, Goal.com reports.