Libya: Football stars defect to rebels

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June 26, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
Posted in News, PND News

"A group of 17 leading Libyan football figures have announced their defection to the rebels. They include the nation's goalkeeper, Juma Gtat, three other national team members, and the coach of Tripoli's top club al-Ahly, Adel bin Issa. Mr Gtat and Mr bin Issa announced the group's defection to the BBC during a late night meeting in the rebel-held Nafusa Mountains in western Libya. It comes on the heels of defections by military officers." (06/25/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13913954  

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