The Spanish coach of Libya's national football team Javier Clemente has picked 24 players for next moth clash against Democratic Republic of Congo as part of the first round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

The opening match of the qualifiers is set for October 08 in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa.

Spokesperson of Libyan Football Federation Mabruk Al-Musrati said the national team is going to enter a preparation camp in Egypt next Sunday before flying to Kinshasa.

The Mediterranean Knights' local players from Al-Ahli of Tripoli will join the camp on September 26 after their match against Abi Lashahir Club in the 10th round of the Libyan Football League.

"The six Libyan professional footballers will also join the preparation camp three days before DR Congo match," Al-Musrati added.

Meanwhile, the Libyan Football Federation has officially requested the Confederation of African Football to move the match outside DR Congo due to the deadly election protests in Kinshasa.

"The CAF is expected to hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the request," Al-Musrati said.

Libya has been drawn in Group A of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers together with DR Congo, Tunisia, and Guinea.