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Libya to Face Rwanda in AFCON Qualifiers

Rwanda's Amavubi Stars have been drawn against Libya in the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers. The 2015 Africa Nations Cup finals tournament will be held from January 17 to February 8 in Morocco. The first leg matches will be played between May 16 and 18 with return fixtures slated for May 30th, 31st or June […]

Beckenbauer backs Libya as Nations Cup Hosts

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer (pictured) has agreed to become an 'ambassador' for Libya as the hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The 68-year-old was attending a ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of a stadium in Tajoura, which is being built by Austrian firm PORR. Libya FA member Mabrouk AlMisrati […]

Libya to Spend $314m Building 11 Stadiums

Libya plans to invest 400 million dinars ($314 million) on building 11 stadiums in preparation to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Deputy Prime Minister Awad Ibrahim Elbarasi told Reuters: "Just like Nelson Mandela unified South Africa, we hope to unify Libya under this cup ... "We will resume construction of these stadiums in […]

Libya to Build New Stadium

Libya plans to build a new 60,000-seater stadium in order to host the 2017 African Nations Cup finals, said sports minister Abdussalam Guaila, with a second 23,000-seat stadium planned for Misrata. Matches are also to be held in Benghazi, the Libya news agency reported. The announcement comes shortly after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) […]