Libya's football revolution

Andy Richardson reports from Bata on the Libyan team who defied Muammar Gadaffi to play in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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    After the compelling drama of the opening games of the Africa Cup of Nations, Andy Richardson reports from Bata on a Libya team who lost to Equatorial Guinea in the dying minutes of their Group A match, but who may have won a brighter footballing future after the fall of Muammar Gadaffi.

    Libya qualified for the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea despite the upheaval of revolution. Andy talks to Walid El Khatroushi, a player who fought on the front line for rebel forces, and hears how players who spoke out in favour of Gadaffi have been dropped.

    Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyR_Sport

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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