Caf moves Libya's qualifier against Mozambique to Cairo

Rebel fighters on the streets of Tripoli
Libya have been unable to play Nations Cup qualifiers at home since the uprising against Col Gaddafi began in February

Libya's 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique has been moved for a second time.

After first saying the game would take place in Mali because of Libya's civil unrest, the Confederation of African Football has moved the game to Cairo.

The Group C clash will take place on Saturday behind closed doors in the Egyptian capital.

Zambia lead Group C with nine points, one more than Libya, while Mozambique and the Comores bring up the rear.

"The principal reason for the change is that it is easier for Libya to move to Cairo by road from Benghazi, whereas the move to Mali would be more difficult as it is further," Antonio Chambal, the deputy president of the Mozambican federation, told BBC Sport.

Chambal added that the match will be played without fans for security reasons - with the Mambas players set to play behind closed doors for the first time.

"For us, it's the first time in this situation but the team started training in Maputo on Sunday and we will leave for Cairo on Wednesday," he said.

Libya's national team played its last Nations Cup qualifier against the Comores in Mali and has not played at home since the uprising against Col Muammar Gaddafi began.

Despite the upheaval, Libya - which is scheduled to host the 2013 Nations Cup - is unbeaten in qualifying.

However, its hosting of the 2013 finals is looking unlikely with Caf set to rule on the matter at its executive committee meeting on 28 September.

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