OPEC bulletin 2–3/14
A r t s & L i f e
Mediterranean Knights reign supreme in African Nations shootout
Libya wins first-ever
international soccer prize
Libyan football entered the history books in early February when the country’s soccer supremos showed they were pen-
alty kings with nerves of steel in winning the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN 2014).
The victory sparked joyous celebration on the streets of the capital, Tripoli, and in other cities in the North African
OPECMember Country. The victorious players were also greeted by delighted supporters upon their arrival at the team’s
hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.
During the match, huge crowds gathered at squares in Libya’s major cities, such as Tripoli and Benghazi, to watch
their team. In Tripoli, fans even defied a downpour to watch the game on large screens in cafés.
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