Plateau Utd, MFM crash out of CAF Champions League

MFM FC players heavily beaten in Algiers

Striker Kabiru Umar (right) of Plateau United.

Plateau United were knocked out despite securing a lone goal victory over Tunisian giants, Etoile du Sahel, on Sunday at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano having been beaten 4-2 in the first leg in Tunis.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champion had lost the first leg 2-4 to the Tunisia's club side, through two questionable offside goals and will be hoping to upturn the advantage of their opponent.

The home team scored in the 24th minute of the game through Tosin Omoleye to set the tone for an interesting game.

What's even more concerning is the bigger outcome that the defeats of both Plateau United and MFM FC will have on the allocation of slots for Nigerian clubs in subsequent years.

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Ronaldo scored 31 league goals in the 2007-08 season as Manchester United proceeded to another Premier League title. His second against Watford meant he has now scored the most goals in a debut season in the club's history.

"However, I commend Plateau United for their fighting spirit and commitment", he said.

Plateau United tried to find a goal to level the scoreline on aggregate and progress to the group stage on the away goals rule but could not as Etoile held on till the end.

It was a mixed weekend for Nigeria's clubs in CAF competition, as while all four of the NPFL's representatives remain "alive" in the continent, the West African nation has once again failed to produce a team in the Champions League group stage.

Sofiane Bendebka, Walid Derragjada, Amir Karaoui and Ibrahim Amada were also on target as Fidelis Ilechukwu's men will now seek solace in the Caf Confederation Cup.

Enyimba regained the lead through Chinonso Okonkwo, but the Energie boys also made it 2-2 before a penalty kick was awarded to the home team in the dying minutes.

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