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Authorities in Tunisia say the World Cup qualifier between Libya and Cameroon will hold behind closed doors in the city of Sfax for security reasons

Libya will be hosting Cameroon far from home and local fans in the Tunisian city of Sfax this weekend during the second match day of the 2014 World Cup qualifying, and they will have no Tunisian sympathisers to cheer them on as well as the encounter will be holding behind closed doors at the Taieb Mhiri Stadium.

Tunisian authorities have decided to keep fans away from the meeting for security reasons.

“We have been informed that the match would be played behind closed doors. Despite protests from the Libyan side, the Tunisian Federation which bears the responsibility of organising the match, hinted that it’d take no chances on its territory with Libyan supporters deemed “uncontrollable”,” said Cameroon football federation media officer, Linus Pascal Fouda.

Fifa moved the venue of the clash from Tripoli to Sfax following continued political instability in Libya.

Libya are currently second in Group I with one point after holding Togo to a 1-1 draw in Lome last weekend, while Cameroon are leading the group with three points following their lone-goal win over DR Congo.