By Adeboye Amosu: Akwa United fell to a 1-0 defeat against their hosts Al Ittihad of Libya in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup first round fixture at the the Taieb Mhiri Stadium, Sfax on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Muad Eisha scored the winning goal for the home team late in the game.
The striker headed in a cross from the right to hand his team the slim advantage going into the reverse fixture.
The hosts wasted a number of goal scoring chances in the game and fully deserved the win.
It was Akwa United’s first away defeat in the competition after previously winning their first two games against Vita Club Mokanda of Congo and Banjul Hawks of Gambia.
The Promise Keepers will look to overturn the deficit and book a place in the second round when both teams clash in the return leg on March 18 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
The country’s other representatives in the competition, Enyimba Football Club of Aba, defeated Energie FC 2-0 in Cotonou.