Kenyan side AFC Leopards as waved a goodbye to the CAF Confederation Cup after playing to a barren draw against their hosts FOSA Juniors in Madagascar today.
the Leopards 1-1 draw in Kakamega ten days ago paved way for the Juniors’ away goal advantage and the barren draw at Mahajanga saw their hosts proceed to the next play off.
The club which is making its debut on continental football will now progress to the first round where they will play Mauritian opponents AS Port Louis 2000 who beat Comoros side Ngazi Sport 5-2 on Tuesday.
AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano made good his intention of making drastic changes from the team that drew 1-1 in the first leg 10 days ago in Kakamega.
The hosts, buoyed by a sea of orange on the stands pushed AFC from the first whistle as they tried to break the deadlock and put their feet firmly in the tie.
Playing on an artificial turf, the home side found it easy to play their swift passing game but Matano’s charges were disciplined and guarded their rear with caution.
Despite increased tempo in the second half, nothing could separate the two sides.