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Sports Authority to open new football stadium in Tripoli

The new Ahmed al-Busaifi football stadium reached its final stages of construction and will be opened soon to host the Libyan Premier League matches, the Sports and Youths Authority announced on Thursday.

Busaifi’s grass is one of the most popular turf types for use on football fields. It will relieve the pressure on the Tripoli International Stadium that was recently opened after the renovation of its pitch and facilities.

According to media reports, an evaluation committee from the Sports Authority will visit the stadium to declare it qualifies to host league matches officially.

The construction of Busaifi Stadium comes within the framework of the Sports Authority to develop sports infrastructure in various areas of Libya.

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) banned the North African nation from hosting international matches since 2013, citing the insecurity and turmoil in the country.

Libyan clubs have had to use neutral venues to host their matches while the national team has also played home World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Mali, Egypt, and Tunisia over the last five years.

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