1996 gold medalist Nigeria, will begin their quest of reaching the Tokyo 2020 Games with a game against Libya in March 2019.
The Libyans were expected to be on duties this week gained a walkover in their encounters with Gambia. Nigeria on the other hand are seeded to begin campaign from the second round.
The Nigerian team set a world record in 2014 when they won the bronze medal to become the first team to win the three available medals at the Olympic.
Dutch coach Bonfere Jo led Nigeria to gold medal at Atlanta ’96,beating Brazil 4-3 in the semi-finals and Argentina 3-2 in the epic final.
The Argentine avenged the loss in 2008 Beijing Olympics when they beat Samson Siasia led team in the final to win the gold, While Nigeria settled for silver medal at Beijing 2008 before the bronze medal achievement two years ago in Rio.