Kumasi Asante Kotoko once again failed to get results that will ensure qualification into the elusive group stage of the Caf elite club competition the Champions league after been eliminated by Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel.

The Porcupine warriors traveled to Tunisia with a healthy two nil advantage but conspired to lose three nil to a ten man Etoile du Sahel side.

Etoile were reduced to ten men with twelve minutes to end proceedings and at two nil down the porcupine warriors could not hold the Tunisians sides even to a penalty shoot out and suffered a sucker punch in the 85th minute.

With pressure mounting on their Norwegian coach Kjetil Zachariassen, he has shamelessly opined that the club's real level is the confederations cup and not the champions league which they lost.

Kotoko had the chance to have held the home side and send the game into penalty shoot out but let it slip and the coach says the second tier competition is their real level.

“The CAF Confederation Cup is our level at the moment, we are in Confederation Cup, I think that's the right level for us," he said.

"We’ve got to be realistic, we’ve got to be realistic because we have only worked together for 3 months,” he added.

Kotoko will have to wait to know their opponent in the knock out stage in the confederations cup next month.