Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Champions League

Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Champions League
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Benina Martyrs Stadium will host Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba first leg preliminary match of the 2023/24 CAF Champions League. This match kicks off at 18:00 Nigerian time on 20 August. Which team will reign supreme at the end of 90 minutes?

Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba probable lineups

Al-Ahly Benghazi

Goalkeeper: Mourad Al Wuhayshi
Defenders: Osama Al Sourait, Mohammed Al Tarhouni, Arago Jamal, Ali Yusuf
Midfielders: Zakarya Mansouri, Bader Hasan, Abdulrahman Al Amani, Abdullah Balaam
Forward: Moataz Al Mahdi, Ahmed Krawaa

The Libyans will be aiming for a comfortable win at home ahead of their visit to Nigeria for the return leg. Coach Mohamed Ouda will probably go with his favoured 4-4-2 formation.

Al-Ahly Benghazi players celebrating
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Enyimba

Goalkeeper: Olorunleke Ojo
Defenders: Pascal Eze, Chigozie Chilekwu, Somiari Alalibo, Uwana Asuquo
Midfielders: Eze Ekwutoziam, Ikenna Cooper, Chibuike Nwaiwu, Ekene Awazie
Forwards: Adiele Eriugo, Victor Mbaoma

The coach of Enyimba, Finidi George, is expected to field a strong lineup with Mbaoma leading the lines. The NPFL champions will be looking to take a favourable result back home to Nigeria against Al-Ahly Benghazi.

NPFL outfit Enyimba FC's players in action
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Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba predictions

Prediction 1: Al-Ahly to Emerge Victorious

Al-Ahly Benghazi have met Enyimba in CAF competitions in the past. The Libyan side won at home in that encounter before losing the subsequent leg in Nigeria. Playing at home, North Africans have dominated Nigerian clubs in the past; and it's a safe bet to back Al-Ahly Benghazi to win this encounter.

Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score

Enyimba have scored in their last five competitive games ahead of their visit to Libya, while the home side have scored in three of their last five games. It is worth knowing that Al-Ahly Benghazi have been involved in both teams' scoring encounters in three of their last five games. Similarly, three of five Enyimba's last games have seen both teams scoring.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals

Our third prediction for this match is on the over/under goals market. We'll like to point out that three of five Al-Ahly Benghazi last matches have produced at least three goals. On the other hand, two of five Enyimba's last skirmishes have witnessed a minimum of three goals. Having backed the two teams to score each other, we're also predicting the match to be a high-scoring one.

Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba head to head

These two teams haven't played lots of games in the past, this meeting will be their third encounter. Both teams have each beaten the other in the last two matches between them.

Where to watch Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba live

The Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Enyimba match will be live on Supersport, DSTV and GOTV Supersport channels for football fans in both Ghana and Nigeria. You can also follow the game on CAF TV.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.