Asante Kotoko yesterday failed to advance to the quarter final stage of the CAF Confederation Cup in Zambia.
The Charles Akonnor men surrendered their second half lead through Stephen Nyarko to ZESCO United in a 1-2 scoreline.
Kotoko needed a win to progress, and Al-Hilal 4-1 thumping of Nkana FC in Sudan in the other Group C game compounded their story.
The Porcupine Warriors finished the campaign with seven points; placing third.
Their last two uninspiring performance handed qualification to Al-Hilal and Nkana.