The Libyans scored first in the first period of the encounter played on the artificial turf of the Hugo Chavez Stadium, Benghazi, and the first half ended that way. Bright Ejike equalized for Nigeria in the second half. "The Libyans were very aggressive. They took the match as if it were something else. Our boys could not understand what was going on," said an official of the Nigeria team. Both teams had ended their first match in a similar scoreline, at the same venue on Monday, with Chidi Osichukwu scoring for the Nigeria team before the Libyans equalized minutes to the end of the first period. Head Coach of the Libyan team was given the marching orders in the second half and the Libyans were eventually reduced to 10 men as a result of their aggressive play.