Tuesday, April 20, 2021

After years of ban, the Libyan national team plays its first match at home

For the first time in seven years, Libya was able to host an international match after the political and security conditions that the country had previously lived through prevented it. The Tunisian team will play on Libyan soil, as long as the “CAF” ban is lifted.

Libya is returning to hosting international football matches after seven years of a ban imposed by the country’s security conditions and conflicts in all cities, when Tunisia receives tomorrow, Thursday (25 March), the “Martyrs Benina” stadium in Benghazi, in the fifth and penultimate round of the Cup qualifiers. African Nations 2021.

About a month ago, the African Union announced the lifting of the ban on stadiums in Libya. The head of the Libyan Federation, Abdel Hakim Al-Shalmani, said at the time, “At the request of the Emergency Committee and the Secretary-General of the African Union, we will prepare a complete security plan within a short period,” adding, “We hope that everyone will join hands, especially institutions such as youth and sports or the national government, to pay attention to this file, because it is not.” Easy, it requires a lot of effort, and it is the least thing offered to our country. ”

Benghazi is located on the eastern coast of Libya and is the second largest city in the country and the cradle of the revolution that toppled the Gaddafi regime in 2011.

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