A must win for Tusker in Mauritius

Tusker FC players. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Local Champions Tusker departed on Friday for Mauritius to honor their CAF Champions League preliminary reverse fixture against hosts Port Louis on Sunday.

The Brewers heads to the clash knowing a win is mandatory should they hope to reach the next stage having had drew 1-1 in the first leg played in Nairobi last weekend.

Tusker will have to contend without the services of influential midfielder Danson Kago who is sidelined alongside defender Eugene Asike.

Victory for Tusker will see them meet Sudanese giants Al Hilal in the next round of the competition.

Elsewhere, other Kenyan representatives in the continental football Ulinzi Stars welcome Al Hilal Benghazi of Libya on Saturday in the second leg of the CAF Confederation cup.

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso is optimistic his charges will avert the 1-0 defeat they suffered in the first leg last week to progress to the second round.