Plateau United’s CAF Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread after they were outgunned 4-2 by Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in Sousse yesterday.
The first round return leg match would be played in Jos with the overall winners advancing to the group stage of the competition.
The North Africans were simply a different class from the NPFL champions, who though pulled two goals back late on to give them a fighting chance in the second leg.
Amr Marey opened scoring for the home team after two minutes, before Amine Chemiti made it 2-0 two minutes later.
Chemiti then completed his brace after eight minutes.
Aikhali Bangoura scored the Tunisians’ fourth goal, before Plateau United pulled a goal back via the penalty spot on 70 minutes through midfielder Raphael Ayagwa.
Plateau United scored a second goal on the road in the 82nd minute through Tosin Omoyele.