Cup holders Nigeria begin the race towards a successful defence of their Africa under 23 title in Tunisia today Wednesday when they take on their Libyan counterparts in a first round, first leg encounter of the qualification series.

Today’s encounter, which kicks off at 3pm Tunisia time same as in Nigeria on the artificial turf of the Ben Guerdane Stadium in the city of Ben Guerdane, will see Nigeria’s Head Coach, Imama Amapakabo throw in his best dice for a good result ahead of the return leg in Asaba on Monday.

The Coach travelled with a good blend of home boys and overseas based professionals.

Victory in today’s encounter would pave the way to the final round of qualifiers for the champions, which is due in June. ����w�4j���