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

Football | Africa

Libya © Action Images

Libya elects first FA president



The Libyan Football Federation (FLF) on Sunday elected its first president since its founding in 1962.

Anouer al-Tachani emerged winner of the vote that saw the participation of over a hundred clubs.

The lawyer and businessman formerly worked with the management of Attahadi Benghazi Football Club and was a member of the Libyan Commission of Litigation, Competition and Footballers Affairs.

Under the old system, the football federation was under the control of the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in particular his sons Saadi and Mohammed.

The new structure now has 12 elected members, who have been mandated to draw a new statute for the body during their one-year term.

The domestic league has not resumed since the fall of the former regime in 2011, due to continued insecurity in the country.

Libyan were stripped of the right to host the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, which was eventually held in South Africa. However, the authorities are bidding anew to host the 2017 edition.

The Libyan Ministry of Youth and Sports last year began reforms in football clubs with the decision to allow the teams elect their boards of directors unlike in the past.



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

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Mou faces LVG, Wenger waits to pounce
Going into the weekend round of matches, Chelsea sit top of the Premier League in England with 73...

Sunday Oliseh
Why Klopp may struggle at English clubs
Seven years ago, 2008, a relatively unknown from Mainz 05, Jurgen Klopp, became coach at Germany’s...

Neil Tovey
Schut leaves a legacy
Having spent three years in South Africa plying his trade for Sundowns, Alje Schut will bid the PSL...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs ‘bottle’ it and must be stopped
If referees were soldiers, many of them would be court martialed for cowardice.

Carol Radull
Keep up the KPL conversation
Every time I log onto twitter I have a look over the top trends because that immediately tells you...

Segun Odegbami
Football is full of failed coaches
I admit that I am looking for trouble writing today about coaches. I do not really like discussing...