The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) sent Al-Ahli Tripoli team a copy of the Confederation of African Football (CAF's) letter about the teams playing in African tournaments in 2018.

This procedure comes after Al-Ahli Tripoli sent a complaint to the CAF protesting LFF's decision, which was agreed upon by the CAF.

The LFF told Al-Ahli Tripoli that the CAF agreed on what it decided regarding playing a four-team round for the top four teams of the first leg matches (kickoffs) of the upcoming season of the Libyan Soccer League and the first top team will play in CAF Champions League, while the second will play in CAF Confederation Cup.

This decision by the LFF has created a wave of controversy as it was rejected by Al-Ahli Tripoli and Al-Hilal Benghazi, saying it doesn't go with the CAF laws, which say the last two teams participated in the CAF tournaments (Al-Ahli and Al-Hilal) shall participate again if the league is canceled.

CAF said Saturday that it agrees with the LFF given the current crisis in Libya, which made organizing the league in a continuous manner very difficult, thus obliging the LFF to change the league's system into a groups one.