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Libya stripped of hosting rights

[Posted 01 Mar 2011]
[By Brighton Mupangavanhu]
CAF Under 20 tourney will be moved from Libya to either South Africa or Ghana

The Confederation of African Football has decided that Libya, due to host the CAF Under 20 finals tournament from March 18 this year, will no longer be the hosts given the political turmoil prevailing in that country.

The stripping of Libya's rights to host the tourney, is just one of the many signs of the political mess that Libya finds herself in right now, amidst the call for sanctions from various world super powers and the actual imposition of embargos by the United Nations.

Demonstrations broke out in the past two weeks in Tripoli and other Libyan towns against the autocratic rule of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and over a thousand people are reported to have lost their lives due to army brutality at the order of the embattled Libyan leader.

Libyan disturbances are just part of the winds of political change sweeping through North Africa. The uprisings against poor and autocratic leadership started in Tunisia, spread to Egypt and now it is Libya's turn for transformation. 

CAF decided over the weekend that it was time to decide to move the youth competition to save the finals. CAF is running out of time.

Two countries have been lined up to replace Libya as hosts, South Africa and Ghana.

It is not clear how prepared Ghana could be to host such a big tournament on such short notice.

South Africa on the other hand, is fresh from hosting th very successful 2010 World Cup, the first on African soil.

If common sense prevails, then the switch must be made to the Southern African nation.

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