AFCON U-23 Qualifier: Libya Defeat Nigeria 2-0

AFCON U-23 Qualifier: Libya Thrash Nigeria 2-0


Nigeria’s Dream Team VII have a mountain to climb in the second leg of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier after losing 2-0 to Libya in Wednesday’s tie played at the Stade de Ben Guerdane.

The host took the lead in the seventh minute through  Zakaria Alharaish before adding another goal in the second half after a quick interchange of passes.

Despite Nigeria parading foreign based players such as Arsenal’s Kelechi Nwakali, Liverpool’s Taiwo Awoniyi, Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze to mention a few, the team could not manage to score the crucial away goal.

The Dream Team VII must have to overturn the two-goal deficit against Libya when they come at loggerhead on March 25 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium,  in a bid to qualify for the group stages of the tournament.

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