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Coach shot at in Libya

Egyptian coach Hossam Al Badri was shot at in Libya on Saturday, hours after his team Al Ahli Tripoli had drawn a league match.

The Egyptian coach was not injured in the attack but was shaken up and upset, according to the club’s manager Mohamed Balta. The incident occurred after Al Ahli drew 1-1 against Al Suwaihli club in a league match.

“Our coach was shot at, at his home after a match in the league against Al Sowaihili that ended 1-1. (He) is safe but upset after what happened,” the Libyan club were quoted as saying on Sunday.

“Three men in a car shot at (him). The police have launched a full scale investigation,” they added.

The 53-year-old Al Badri took Cairo’s Al Ahli to the Champions League title last November before resigning in May and taking up a job offer from the Libyan club.

League football in Libya only resumed last month after being brought to a halt in February 2011 by the civil conflict that ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Al Ahli Tripoli won their first two games of the new season before Saturday’s draw.

Libya were only recently allowed by FIFA to host World Cup qualifiers after previously being forced to play home ties at neutral venues outside the country.

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