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Al-Ahly Benghazi edge Enyimba in CAF Champions League thriller

Enyimba will play host to Al Ahly this Sunday in Uyo, in a bid to rescue themselves off the first leg loss of their CAF Champions League preliminary round encounter against Al-Ahly Benghazi.

Nigerian champions, Enyimba on Sunday scored three goals away from home as they fell 4-3 to Al-Ahly Benghazi in a thrilling first leg tie of their CAF Champions League preliminary round.

Enyimba drew first blood in the fourth minute when Chijoke Mbaoma found the back of the net only for the hosts to draw level five minutes later.

Just before the break, Imo Obot scored an own goal to put the host in front at the Martyrs of February stadium, Libya. Afterwards, both teams got into the second half blazing and Enyimba, through Eze Ekwutoziam, struck before the hour mark to get back into the game levelled on the scoreline.

The hosts restored their lead in the 75th minute to make it 3-2.

But, a resilient Enyimba came back for the second time with substitute Murphy Ndukwu hitting home from close range in the 85th minute.

The drama didn’t end there as Al-Ahly Benghazi found the winning goal in stoppage time to seal an important win going into the second leg.

The reverse tie will take place next Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

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