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FIFA may Lift Ban on Int’l Football Matches in Libya

By John Lee. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reportedly said that the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon. Having reviewed a report from the FIFA Committee on Libya, he is said to have expressed confidence that it will not take long for international matches to return to the country. (Source: […]

Libya hopes FIFA visit ends Ban on Hosting Matches

By John Lee. The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) hopes FIFA‘s recent visit to the country will help lift a ban on it hosting matches. Veron Mosengo-Omba, FIFA’s director of African and Caribbean Member Associations, said in Tripoli: “My presence is the kick-off of the process to bring international football matches (back) in Libya. It is […]

Gadaffi was ‘hours away’ from buying Man United

By John Lee. Colonel Gaddafi was reportedly ‘hours away’ from buying a major stake in the British football club Manchester United. Turkish-Cypriot financier Mehmet Dalman told the Sunday Times that he flew to Libya to discuss a deal to buy out John Magnier and JP McManus’s 29.9-percent shareholding in 2004. After discussions broke down over price, Gaddafi […]

Video: Libya’s 17-yr-old Olympic Swimming Hopeful

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. She grew up in Malta, and now trains in a rural England — but 17-year-old Daniah Hagul will be the only woman swimmer representing Libya and the Olympics in Rio: