Libya’s Al-Ittihad football club qualified Sunday for the quarterfinals of CAF Confederation Cup after drawing Orlando Pirates of South Africa 0-0 on an away match of the last group round.
Al-Ittihad finished the round second with 11 points behind Orlando Pirates (13 points) while Algerian JS Saoura came third (10 points) and Royal Leopards fourth with zero points.
Al-Ittihad wanted one point out of the match with the Pirates at their own stadium and they managed to achieve it after playing a very focused game while fasting on the second day of Ramadan.
The qualification of Al-Ittihad came after that of its historic opponent Al-Ahly Tripoli which secured a spot in the quarterfinals in the round before the last but managed to come atop its group despite a goalless draw with Tunisian CS Sfaxien.
The quarterfinals draw of the CAF Confederation Cup will be held on Tuesday and the Libyan teams seem to be bracing for tough matches as top teams of the groups are up against the runner-ups.