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Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC are out of the Caf Champions League after losing 2-1 to AS Port Louis in the return leg of their preliminary round clash on Sunday.
The result on Sunday saw the Brewers crash out 3-2 on aggregate as the first leg had ended 1-1 in Nairobi a week ago.
Ephrem Guikan was the hero for the hosts with a quickfire brace that dashed Tusker’s hopes of progress against the Mauritius side.
It had started so well for Tusker who took a 37th-minute lead through Hashim Sempala.
The Ugandan midfielder picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box before unleashing a pile driver that found the top-right corner for a 1-0 halftime lead.
Keeper David Okello preserved Tusker’s lead going into the break when he made a top-drawer save on 42 minutes.
The hosts came out guns blazing in the second half with Okello making two saves in succession as they searched for an equaliser.
Port Louis got the equaliser on 83 minutes when Guikan squeezed his shot past Okello.
A few minutes later, Guikan made the most of abject defending from Tusker to head home a corner and give the hosts a 2-1 victory and with it passage to the next round where they will face Al Hilal Omduraman of Sudan.