Libya to host matches anew after seven-year suspension

Libya to host matches anew after seven-year suspension

Libya national team and local clubs will be able to play matches on home soil once again after seven years of suspension, in the wake of armed violence in the North African country.

CAF lifted the restriction during the weekend, paving the way for the Mediterranean Knights to play their upcoming AFCON qualifier against Tunisia in Benghazi.

All Libyan sides have been using Tunisian or Egyptian facilities as home venues.

“The Emergency Committee has lifted the security restrictions imposed on the Libyan Federation for the organization of CAF international matches on Libyan territory.

“This decision follows the recommendations of an inspection of stadiums and reception facilities in the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi, carried out by a team of CAF experts from February 8 to 15, 2021″, CAF said in statement.

Al Ahly Benghazi club should also be able to host Algerians ES Setif at home on March 17 in the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup.

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