Ulinzi jets off for CAF showdown with Al Ahly Benghazi

The soldiers during a pre-match warm up. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Kenyan representatives at this year’s Confederation of African Football CAF Ulinzi Stars left the country Monday night for Egypt, head of their first leg clash with Libya’s Al Ahly Benghazi set for Friday.

The match was rescheduled for Egypt where it will be played at the Cairo Military Academy Stadium behind closed doors, and not in Tripoli Libya as it was earlier slated following the country’s current political state.

Ulinzi will host the return leg of the clash which serves as the competition’s preliminary round at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi on 18th February with the overall winner progressing to the next round.

The soldiers had featured in a number of preseason friendlies in readiness for the tie including a two all draw with the reigning Champions and fellow Premier League rivals Tusker FC over the weekend.

Ulinzi who finished third last campaign, qualified for the continental football after losing to Tusker in the 2016 Gotv Shield finals, with the latter triumphing in the league as well.