Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Afcon

Algeria celebrates © Gallo Images

Algeria could replace Libya as hosts



Algeria is set to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations should Libya be disqualified by the Confederation of African Football following ongoing violence in the country.

Algeria football federation president Mohamed Raouraoua said on Sunday that his country has the required infrastructure to organise the continental showpiece if called upon at any time by Caf.

“Algeria is ready to replace Libya in hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. I think we have everything necessary to receive such a huge event in our country,” Raouraoua said.

“The result from Caf’s last visit to Algeria was highly positive. But we are not at that stage yet because Caf’s Executive Committee will discuss the situation in Libya during their next meeting in September,” he said.

Libya is scheduled to host the 2017 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations but renewed armed violence between rebel groups in the capital Tripoli and second largest city Benghazi could force Caf to move the event elsewhere.

The Executive Committee’s annual general meeting will hold on September 19 in Addis Ababa, during which the names of the countries to host the 2019 and 2021 editions will be announced.

Algeria is bidding for both editions but will pull out if given the right to replace Libya. The country to eventually replace Libya must be a member of Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF), of which Algeria is a member.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Chima Emmanuel Aguma
The diamond is United's best friend
United’s recent spending raised questions on how the players would fit in to an XI. They were...

Neil Tovey
A striking concern
After Bafana Bafana drew a blank against Nigeria in Cape Town last week, our national striking woes...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref’s decisions to be challenged?
I read recently that Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, the current Fifa president, is considering a move which...

Segun Odegbami
Worried, frustrated, angry and excited
Let me state it up front - I am worried, frustrated, angry and exited, all at once!

Carol Radull
Was Arsenal playing football?
What on earth was that? What was that game Arsenal were playing in Germany on Tuesday night?

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The pressure is on at Man United
By the time the summer transfer window closed in Europe, Manchester United had spent heavily. Times...