CAF to visit Libya this month over 2017 hosting

The Confederation of African Football will visit Libya this

month and decide by the end of the year if the troubled country is

able to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

Libya was initially given the 2013 edition, but it was moved to

South Africa, which was originally granted hosting rights for


Libya has been violently unstable since Moammar Gadhafi was

overthrown in 2011.

Secretary general Hicham El Amrani says on Thursday there were

”five or six” countries interested in hosting the 2019 African

Cup. A shortlist would be revealed later in 2013.

Morocco hosts in 2015.