Esperance of Tunisia has finally ended the hope of Nigeria’s representative Plateau United in the championship.
Plateau United won the opening leg in Nigeria 2-1 last weekend and needed to secure at least a draw to reach the group stage.
It was never meant to be as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the El Menzah stadium in Rades which made it 2-2 on aggregate but the Tunisia side progressed into the group stage.
Esperance attacker converted a controversial spot kick given in the 82nd minute after Plateau United defender committed a foul just outside the 18-yard box but the referee pointed to the spot affirming that the foul was committed in the 18-yard box.
With this result, Plateau United now have to continue its African participation in the Confederation cup.