Nigeria U-23 national team were held to a goalless draw by Zambia in a 2015 All-Africa Games (AAG) qualifying match in Abuja on Sunday.
The coach Samson Siasia side could not find the clinical edge in the attacking third, despite creating several chances during the match at the Abuja National Stadium.
Warri Wolves stalwart Oghenekaro Etebo had fluffed three gilt-edged openings by the half-hour mark, after Ajayi Junior spilled his effort from close range earlier.
The Bullets survived a late scare to reclaim initiative as the winner of the reverse progresses into the Football Event of the AAG.
Dream Team VI will have it all to do in the return leg billed for the Levy Nwanawasa stadium in Ndola on Saturday, April 4.