For the first time in eight years, Libya is going to be able to enter two teams in each of the annual African club competitions, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed to the BBC.

This new increase comes despite Libya's domestic league being in turmoil because of the country's security problems and the local clubs being forced to host continental club competition matches at venues outside of the country.

CAF rankings of club competition results over the last five years have made Libya go up on the list to ninth place and thus earned the two-club factor.

Meanwhile, Nigeria which won over Libya twice (4-0 and 3-2) at AFCON 2019 qualifiers this month, was denied the two-club entrance for CAF competitions as as it had fallen out of the top 12 of CAF rankings.