Ghanaian giant Accra Hearts of Oak was banned from the CAF Champions League after being hammered 6-1 against Wydad Athletic Club.
The Phobians were beaten up in the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca on Sunday, October 24, 2021 and will now compete in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The double winners lost the game 7-2 in total and are now waiting for their next opponent in the second division of Africa.
The Moroccans set their intentions as early as the fifth minute when Tanzanian striker Saimon HappyGod Msuva broke the impasse.
Two minutes later, Wydad doubled their lead through midfielder Ayman El Hassouni before Achraf Dari scored a third header in the 20th minute.
Things got worse for the Phobians when the Moroccans were awarded a penalty in the 40th minute, with captain Yahya Gibran converting to 4-0 before the break.
Hearts coach Samuel Boadu made two quick changes after the break, replacing Caleb Amankwaa and William Dankyi with Salim Adams and Patrick Razak.
The substitutions made a difference as the Rainbow club finished fifth after Ayoub El Amloud capitalized on a Hearts backline miscommunication.
Saimon Msuva added his second and sixth to his team a few minutes later. The Ghanaian champions managed to get some consolation late in the game after Patrick Razak brought one back.
Hearts of Oak lost the game 7-2 in total, did not make it into the group stage of the CAF Champions League and now have to fight for a place in the CAF Confederation Cup.