The Nigerian U-23 side dreaming of a return to the Olympic Games next year have a mountain to climb when they host Libya in Asaba on Monday.
The Nigerian side lost 0-2 in the first leg match played in Tunisia on Wednesday evening. The match was barely six minutes old when they conceded the first goal as Zakaria Alharaish put ahead, the North Africans who were playing away from home
The Libyans doubled their lead in the 69th minute. Earlier, the Nigerian goalkeeper, Adamu Abubakar was given the red card for handling the ball outside the penalty box. He was replaced by Orewale Oremade.