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LIBYA’s champions Al-Ittihad embarked on their challenge in the CAF Champions League with a well deserved, but hard earned 1-0 victory over Angola’s Primero Agosto in their second round, first leg tie at the June 11 Stadium in Tripoli. But their slender lead leaves doubts as to their chances to progress even further in the competition when the return ties are played next week.
the latest round of matches, with the top two, Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad having their games postponed, Al-Ahli of Benghazi continued to strengthen their hold on the third position of the league standings thanks to a 1-0 away victory at Al-Ouroba obtained with a goal by Sulaiman Abdu-Assadaq on the hour.
ALAKHDAR did Al-Ahli of Tripoli a great favour on the 21st day of the season. They not only defeated defending champions Al-Ittihad 2-1 in a tough, ill-tempered match to avenge their Super Cup final defeat, but also put an end to Al-Ittihad’s unbeaten run and helped Al-Ahli, 1-0 winners over Al-Nasser to leapfrog over their Tripoli rivals into first place.
AFTER last season’s exploits when they reached the semi-finals of the competition and getting narrowly beaten by losing finalists Al-Ahli of Egypt, Libyan champions Al-Ittihad will make their debut in this season’s CAF Champions League with a home first leg fixture in Round 2 at the June 11 Stadium in Tripoli next weekend against Angola’s champions, Primeiro Agosto.
THE Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park Sunday is the first chance to see where the balance of power lies at the start of the new Formula 1 Championship season, Melbourne is always eagerly awaited and after last year’s frustrating campaign when events off the field dominating the sport, enthusiasts are hoping that fair play, the skills of the drivers and the reliability of the cars prevail.
LEAGUE leaders and defending champions Al-Ittihad once again retained their two-point lead at the top of the league standings two points ahead of Al-Ahli when they managed to just scrape through their last two games at Khaleej Sirt and at home against Al-Ahli Benghazi by the odd goal.
The one thing that made one stand up and notice in the four matches played Monday evening in the Libyan football league was the high-scoring result in the clash between Al-Shat and Al-Tirsana in which eight goals were scored, with the away team, newly promoted Al-Tirsana winning 5-3.
League leaders and defending champions Al-Ittihad once again retained their two-point lead at the top of the league standings two points ahead of Al-Ahli when they just scraped through their away game at Khaleej Sirt by winning with a goal scored after two minutes.
Al-Ahli of Benghazi and Alakhdar, sitting third and fourth in the table, failed to make any impact on the two leading teams on completion of the 18th day of the football league. Both dropped points in drawn matches and continued to drift away from any challenge.
Defending champions Al-Ittihad were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw at home by mid-table team Al-Madina to see their lead at the top cut down to only two points (50-48) from their main rivals Al-Ahli of Tripoli, who were 1-0 away victors at Al-Jazeera.
WHEN it comes to Basketball in Libya, the league championship, made up of 12 teams is proving very evenly balanced with defending champions Al-Nasser leading the way with 15 points from eight matches. But it looks as if they would be hard-pressed to repeat last season’s feat.
FOR the friendly international match with Libya in Kampala this month, which serves both teams as their first preparatory match ahead of the start of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, Uganda coach Laszlo Csaba has called up nine foreign-based players.
The top teams in the football league, defending champions Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahli of Tripoli had not been that convincing of late despite winning their matches. However, in this latest round they seem to have sprung back to form to register convincing victorie4s that not only preserved their positions as the top two, but also their unbeaten record.
German Berti Vogts, 61, has quit his post as national coach of Nigeria after their disappointing displays in the recent Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana.
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