The Libya Football Federation (LFF) has set a May 15 date as the commencement period for the long-postponed country’s league.
According to a statement from the country’s football federation, 21 teams are expected to take part in the Libyan Soccer League.
The decision to start the Libyan league comes on the heels after several meetings between the federation and clubs, though reports in the North African nation suggests that the clubs are not under any obligation to participate if they cannot afford the finances to do so.
Earlier this month, boss of the Libyan FA, Anwar Al-Tishani, had stated that the league will be divided into two groups and pointed out that participation will be optional for the clubs.
Al-Tishani further said that there will be no sanctions against clubs that cannot take part in the league considering the financial state in the country.
Supersport.com had earlier reported that the Libya Football Federation had planned a kickoff date for the league in April but the club turned down the overtures, citing lack of financial support.
The last time the Libyan league took place was in 2014 when Al Ahli Tripoli emerged winners, three points more than Al-Ittihad in second place, after the Super Six.