Bonfils Caleb Bimenyimana, the former Kaizer Chiefs striker, has recently agreed to terms with Libyan giants Al Ahly Benghazi.
After a turbulent off-season, which included being transfer-listed at Kaizer Chiefs and a failed move to Wydad Athletic Club, Bimenyimana has found a new opportunity with Al Ahly Benghazi.
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Despite interest from Ukraine, Poland, and Turkey, the Burundi international has chosen to embark on a new adventure in Libya.
Bimenyimana’s Unsettled Off-Season
Bimenyimana’s off-season started with uncertainty as he was transfer-listed by Chiefs.
This led to speculation about his future, with potential moves to various clubs in Ukraine, Poland, and Turkey.
However, despite the interest, no concrete offers materialized.
The player then traveled to Casablanca to join Wydad Athletic Club, but the deal fell through, leaving Bimenyimana without a club.
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He returned to South Africa and mutually parted ways with Kaizer Chiefs shortly after.
A Lucrative Offer from Al Ahly Benghazi
Despite the setbacks, Bimenyimana’s fortunes changed when he received a lucrative offer from Al Ahly Benghazi.
The Libyan club presented him with a tempting package, potentially worth up to R6 million.
After several days of negotiations, Bimenyimana agreed to the terms and put pen to paper on a two-year deal.
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The official unveiling took place in Tunisia, where he signed the contract in the presence of CEO Fathi Al Jali.
Al Ahly Benghazi: A New Challenge
Joining Al Ahly Benghazi presents Bimenyimana with a new challenge in his career.
The Libyan giants have a storied history and are known for their success in domestic and continental competitions.
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Bimenyimana’s move to Al Ahly Benghazi allows him to test his skills against top-class opposition and further develop as a player.
The Libyan Premier League and CAF Champions League
With his timely registration, Bimenyimana is eligible to play in the Libyan Premier League.
However, it is unlikely that he will be able to participate in Al Ahly Benghazi’s upcoming CAF Champions League qualifier against ASEC Mimosas.
Nevertheless, Bimenyimana’s presence will undoubtedly strengthen the team’s chances in both domestic and continental competitions.