Portuguese side Portimonense are set to lose ‘bench-warmer’ Chidera Ezeh for the Nigeria U23 team’s Olympic Games Qualifier against Libya.
The 21-year-old has featured just twice since the start of the top-tier league in Portugal.
The former youth international has lost his position and continues to warm the bench but he is expected to play a crucial role for the Nigeria U23 team against Libya in the Olympic Games Qualifier.
The Tunisian Football Association approved Ben Guerdene stadium in Tunisia as the venue of the match.
Libya have been unable to host international matches due to political unrest is ravaging the country.
The first leg is slated for the 20th of match in Tunisia, with the second leg to be played in Nigeria.
Nigeria is the defending champion of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations, having defeated Algeria in the final of the second edition of the championship staged by Senegal in December 2015. That triumph earned the Olympic Eagles a ticket to the Men’s Football Tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympics, where they won the bronze medal – Nigeria’s only medal at the Games.
Egypt will host the third Africa U-23 Cup of Nations from November 8 to 22, 2019