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African Tournament Postponed

The African Under 20 Championship has been postponed due to political unrest in the host country, Libya.

The best interests of the teams involved will see the tournament being moved to another country.

The Confederation of African Football said a week ago “Due to security concerns and the current unstable political situation in Libya, the competition has been postponed to a later date and a location to be confirmed by CAF in the next few days,”

Further to this decision, the CAF have indefinitely postponed the tournament, which acts as qualifiers for this years Under 20 World Cup in Colombia.

The new dates or venue of the tournament will be revealed soon and all parties involved will be informed.

There is no indication when the tournament shall take place, although it will definitely happen in the first half of this year.

All semi-finalists will qualify for the summers World Cup tournament.

The tournament was due to kick-off on 18th March and run through to the first day in April.

The tournament consists of 8 teams of which include Lesotho, Libya, Ghana, Egypt, Mali, Cameroon, Nigeria and Gambia.

For the latest news on the new dates and venues of the tournament, keep posted on the Youth Radar

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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