Ahly Benghazi to host Berekum Chelsea in Tunis due to violence in Libyan city
Berekum Chelsea will play their CAF Champions League first round return leg against Ahly Benghazi in Tunisia instead of Libya.
The Benghazi-based club have adopted Tunis as their home ground due to the post civil war violence in Libya’s second largest city.
“We will play the second leg in Tunis instead of Benghazi because of the situation in Libya,” Berekum Chelsea General Manager Oduro Sarfo told MTNFootball.com
“It’s a game that we will have to give more than our best so we are looking forward to playing in any venue but I can assure you that it’s going to be in Tunisia instead of Libya.”
This is the second time in this year’s competition Berekum Chelsea will be facing an opponent on a neutral ground in a second leg qualifier.
During the preliminary round, Berekum Chelsea had to play FC Atlabara in Khartoum instead of their favourite ground in Juba.
Ahly Benghazi earned a 1-1 draw in the first leg and are much-fancied to advance.