Football fans have been permitted to attend the Premier League matches, the Libyan Football Federation (LFF) has declared.

The decision is awaiting the completion of some measures related to security and other regularity matters, the LFF explained, criticizing specific clubs that allowed the return of spectators before obtaining consent from the relevant authorities.

The federation cautioned clubs that they will be held accountable for their fans' behaviour if the latter resort to violence at sports events.

Supporters were excluded in 2011 for risks that crowds could spin out of control given the easy access to weapons that followed the armed revolution the country saw in February of that year.

Plans to allow fans to return to the stadiums ran into several challenges, chief among them were the lockdown restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.