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Al-Ahly Benghazi 2020-21 Home (BODABOOS #7) Jersey/Shirt

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This is a Macron Al-Ahly Benghazi 2020-21 home jersey featuring the name and number of star striker Ibrahim Bodaboos.

Al-Ahly Benghazi compete in the Libyan Premier League and are based in Benghazi, the second-largest city in Libya. The club was founded in 1947 and is the most supported club in Benghazi, known for their passionate, loyal and sometimes violent crowds. Al-Ahly have won the league title 4 times, with their most recent title coming in the 1991/92 season. The club often suffered during the Gaddafi era, with tensions coming to a head in 2000, with fans complaining that Saadi Gaddafi (the son of president Muammar Gaddafi and head of the Libya FA) had conspired with FA officials to ensure that Al-Ahly would be one of wrong side of refereeing decisions. After continued protests from fans, Gaddafi ordered the Al-Ahly training ground and team offices to be destroyed in addition to giving the club an indefinite ban. Al-Ahly didn’t return to the field again until 2005, however they have since become one of Libya’s strongest clubs and finished second in the most recent league season.

Ibrahim Bodaboos is the highest-profile member of the Al-Ahly squad and one of the leading players in Libyan domestic football. The 24-year-old began his club career with Al-Ahly Benghazi in the 2013-14 season and has never left the club, expect for a loan stint at Tunisian side CS Hammam-Lif in the 2019-20 season. Bodaboos has been called up to the Libya national team on several occasions and was a member of Libya’s squad at the 2020 African Nations Championship, where he started every match as Libya were knocked out in the group stages.