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Nigeria’s U-23 squad will take on her Libyan counterparts in the first leg, first round of the 3rd Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying series at the Bengerdan Stadium in Bengerdan, Tunisia on Wednesday March 20.

An official of the Libya Football Federation said yesterday that the Bengerdan Stadium has an artificial turf and that the match will start at 3pm Tunisia time.

The delegation of Nigeria’s U-23 squad will land at the Djerba International Airport, which is 20 minutes’ drive to the town of Bengerdan.

Libya is still unable to play international matches at home due to the after-effects of the Arab Spring political turmoil that began in 2011.

The Olympic Eagles are also the defending champions of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.

Africa’s flag-bearers in the men’s Olympic Football Tournament of Tokyo 2020 will emerge during the third Africa U-23 Cup of Nations to hold in Egypt in November this year.