South Africa mentioned their interest in hosting the tournament in the likelihood that Caf will change their minds about Libya, as the crisis continues to rage unabated. Algeria have shown interest in hosting the 2013 African Cup of Nations should Caf shift the competition venue from politically unstable Libya.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is facing rebellion from opposition factions that has brought instability to the northern African country. Pressure is mounting on the continental football governing body to change the location for security reasons.
“It might help in our bid to qualify for the next World Cup finals,” Federation spokesman Abdelkader Berdja told local reporters, according to Reuters.
Caf meets in September this year to review their decision on Libya. It is, however, not clear whether the regulatory body will opt for the Rainbow nation since they already have the right to host the 2017 edition.
The political crisis in Libya has brought football activities to a halt since February.
Gabon and Equatorial Guinea host the next Nations Cup in 2012, after which they move from every even year to every odd, starting 12 months later in Libya. Goal