Despite coach Paul Aigbogun fielding a relatively strong starting lineup, they could not get a goal past the dogged north Africans that looked so organised and tactically disciplined.
Warri Wolves’ best chance came in the seventh minute of the tight encounter when Joshua Obaje saw his strike in the penalty area of the Tunisian deflected.
Thereafter, the Seasiders pushed for the curtain raiser but failed in all attempts as their visitors stayed back to defend, though they Warri Wolves will have themselves to blame for missing some clear cut chances that came their way.
Hadhria Nour anchored the CA Bizertin’s midfield very well while M’bengue Youssoupha took turn to torment the Nigerians’ defence with his blistering skills and sublime touches that often caused moments of panic as Rejiabi Adem put up a great show.
In the closing stages of the game, goalkeeper Ben Mustapha produced several top-class saves that frustrated all efforts from the hosts that were desperate for goals.
The return leg of will hold at the Stade 15 Octobre Bizerte between March 28-30, 2014 with Warri Wolves needing a win or at least a scored draw to progress to the next stage of the competition.