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Nigeria have seen hopes of hosting the African Cup of Nations in 2013 dashed following the decision of the Confederation of African Football to allow a swap between Libya and South Africa for the 2013 and 2017 games.

The Nigeria Football Federation last month challenged Caf to hand it the hosting rights to the 2013 games considering the ongoing civil war in Libya, since it was placed on standby by the continental body while announcing the hosting rights in 2006.

South Africa had made a separate arrangement with the Libyan federation to take charge of the games whiles Libya could then host the 2017 tournament instead.

Even though Caf denied knowledge of the previous agreement between both countries, it announced on Wednesday that the swap will now take place.

The continental body also decided that Namibia would host the 2014 African Women’s Championship, Niger would host the 2015 Caf Under-17 Championship, Madagascar the 2017 U-17 Championship and Senegal would host the 2015 U-20 Championship.

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