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CAF Champions League: Plateau United Crash Out After Late Penalty Kick Goal

The SportRecorder edition
October 16, 2022
By Mathew OJO

Plateau United Football Club on Saturday crashed out of the 2022/2023 CAF Champions League on away goal rule after succumbing to a late goal against Esperance of Tunisia.

In their second preliminary round second leg match at the Olympic Stadium Hammadi Agerbi, the hosts were awarded a controversial penalty kick in the 83rd minute.

Ben Romdhane sent the penalty kick past goalkeeper Suraj Ayeleso to send the home supporters into a frenzy.

The result meant Esperance won 1-0 to sail through on away goal rule, having lost the first leg match 1-2 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Jos-based Plateau United have now dropped into the CAF Confederation Cup competition following their elimination.

Nigeria’s other representatives in the competition, Rivers United of Port Harcourt are up against defending champions Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco on Sunday.

They also go into the second leg match in Casablanca with a 2-1 lead from the first leg game of last Sunday in Port Harcourt.

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