Libya's Al-Ittihad lost 2-3 on penalties against Nigeria's Akwa United as part of the round of 32 of CAf Confederation Cup.

The two teams finished the 90 minutes 1-0 for Akwa United. Libya's Al-Ittihad won the first leg match 1-0 in Sfax, Tunisia.

Of a devastating impact were the referee's decisions toward Al-Ittihad players.

Libyans scored at the beginning of the match but the referee canceled it on offside grounds, then he sent Al-Ittihad's coach out with a red card for his meddling in the game's decisions taken on the pitch.

The host, Akwa United, played well in the second half and scored a goal, then Al-Ittihad's Mohammed Al-Tabbal tied the score but the referee rushed to cancel the goal on - again - offside grounds, putting Al-Ittihad's players on fire.

He afterwards sent Al-Tabbal off with a red card for his argument for his canceled goal.

Penalties gave the host the three pints of the match and qualified them for the next round, while Al-Ittiahd - burdened by the referee's wrong calls - backed bags and flew back home.