Local news sites have reported an altercation between the President of the Libyan Football Federation (LFF), Jamal al-Jaafari, and his first deputy and former international referee, Abdulhakim al-Shalmani, over disagreement on naming the new chairman of the referees' committee.

The LFF is about to issue a decision in order to reshape the General Referees' Committee of the Libyan Football Federation under the chairmanship of former international assistant Nasr al-Din Qren.

The disagreement between Jaafari and Shalmani revolves around who gets the job; while Jaafari is in support of appointing Qren, Shalmani insists on Abdu-Aziz Al-Sharif.