Libya's football revolution | News | Al Jazeera

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.


    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.