SAFA and Libya agree on deal
Johannesburg - The South African Football Association and the Football Federation
of Libya have signed an agreement regarding the hosting of the 2013 and
2017 African Cup of Nations tournaments.
South Africa, awarded hosting rights to the 2017 AFCON, had last
week reportedly struck a deal with 2013 tournament hosts Libya to swap
their respective tournaments due to political and civil unrest in the
North African country.
SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani then dismissed those rumours
as "premature", but South African football's governing body have now
revealed the proposed deal has been agreed.
The agreement follows the political turmoil in Libya, but is
subject to ratification by the Confederation of African Football at its
next Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, 28th September in Egypt.
The 2012 AFCON tournament will be hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.