Libyan football league champion Al-Ittihad will not play in the second round of the African Champions League despite winning the match against the Burundian Flamboe de Center 2-1 at the Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi on Sunday night.

Al-Ittihad opened the score from the second minute of the match before the Burundians equalized the score, making it harder for the reds, who needed a two-goal lead to go through to the second round of the CAF champions league.

After the break, Al-Ittihad pushed hard to create scoring chances, but a penalty kick was wasted by Moaz Issa before Yahya Al-Zalitni gave his team their second goal through another penalty kick.

Al-Ittihad was determined to score more goals to get them through to the second round, but the Flambo's well-drilled defense made it a far-fetched task.