Tripoli, Libya - FIFA President Joseph Blatter, has said that the World Football Governing Body would support Libya's bid to host the 2017 Orange African Cup of Nations.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 35th General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), held at the weekend in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter said 'Libya has a bright future in football and will be well-equipped in terms of infrastructure.'
Blatter said that FIFA had also approved the first free elections held by the Libyan Football Federation.
He assured that FIFA would provide the necessary support to Libya that is currently going through an important period in its history.
Also speaking on the vein as Mr. Blatter, the president of CAF, Issa Hayatou, renewed support from the African football governing body to Libya to host AFCON 2017.
Libya was to host AFCON 2013 but the event was moved from Libya to South Africa following instability in Libya.
According to Hayatou, although the vote for the 2017 host had not been conducted, all CAF executive members have expressed their willingness to see Libya host the tournament.