U23 AFCON: Libya beats Nigeria 2-0

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The under-23 national team of Nigeria were beaten 2-0 by Libya in a qualification match for the African championships, on Wednesday.

The team led by Imama Amakpakabo conceded the first goal just six minutes after kick-off in Ben Guardane.

After the goal, Nigeria controlled play from the midfield but failed to convert.

Goalkeeper, Adamu handled the ball outside the 18-yard box and was subsequently sent off before the half-time whistle.

Having lost a man in the first half, the team entered the second half with a goal deficit; this was doubled by the hosts at the 69th minute.

The Libyans sealed a comfortable win for an advantage over the Nigerians who host the North African nation on Monday, March 25, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

The qualification is for a place in the 2019 CAF U23 Championship holding in Egypt.


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