Al-Ahly Tripoli picked up Sunday an important win against Malian Stadium that placed it in the group stage of the African Confederation Cup.

The second league match of the 32nd round which was played on the Benina Martyrs Stadium ground in Benghazi had to be settled by penalty kicks.

Al-Ahly advanced 1-0 in the original time after center-back Mohamed Eshteiwi scored a goal in the 65th minute, but the Malian Stadium had edged Al-Ahly 1-0 in the first leg.

With this result, the two teams resorted to penalty kicks. Eventually, Al-Ahly was able to find more success as they pulled out the victory with four shots. Their opponents scored only two goals, bringing Al-Ahly to the group stage, waiting for the postponed match of the other Libyan representative, Al-Ittihad, who lost today in Nigeria against its host Enyimba 2-0.

The African Union postponed the first leg supposed to be held last week in Tunisia. The postponement came due to the failure of the Enyimba mission to obtain permission to enter Tunisia due to the failure of its members to receive the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The postponed match is expected to take place next Sunday at the Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi.