Ghana and Mali to host Ivory Coast and Libya matches in ACN qualifiers

AP, Monday 21 Mar 2011

African Cup of Nations qualifying matches featuring Libya and Ivory Coast have been switched to neutral venues because of safety concerns in the host countries

 Ivory Coast

The Confederation of African Football says Ivory Coast's Group H match with Benin will take place in Accra, Ghana, on March 27. Libya will play its home match against Comoros in Group C in Bamako, Mali, the following day.

Libya has been torn by fighting between rebels and forces loyal to President Moammar Gadhafi. Ivory Coast has been in political crisis for months due to President Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to cede power after losing internationally recognized elections.

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