Valletta FC arrive in Tripoli for friendly Published on: 19-09-2012

Champions Valletta have arrived at Tripoli's Mitiga airport  ahead of their friendly match against Libyan club Al Ahly this evening at 7 p.m.

The contingent is led by club president Victor Sciriha.

At Mitiga airport, the Maltese contingent was greeted by dignitaries and officials of Al Ahly who are organising today's friendly match in commemorationg of their 62nd anniversary.

Al-Ahly Sports Club is a Libyan football club based in Tripoli, Libya. The club is the second most successful Libyan club in history, having won 10 Libyan Premier League titles, five Libyan Football Cups and a Libyan SuperCup.

Al-Ahly is known as the leader of Libyan Football clubs and has the largest number of fans in Libya. The club has endured a poor period in the last 10 years. They have not won the title since the 1999–2000 season.

Al-Ahly's main rivalry is with Al-Ittihad. The two clubs are the biggest in the country, and together, have won 28 of the 41 national championships that have been contested, as well as 10 of the 18 domestic cups.

Photo by Paul Spiteri Lucas