Kotoko vs Kano Pillars: Sai Masugida crash out of CAF Champions League

Kotoko vs Kano Pillars: Sai Masugida crash out of CAF Champions League

- Kototo vs Kano Pillars' CAF Champions League second leg match ended 2-0 in favor of the Ghanaian club

- Pillars came back from behind to win the first leg 3-2 in Kano and failed to protect their one goal lead in Ghana

- Asante Kotoko will now face Tunisian side Étoile Sportive du Sahel in the next round

Kano Pillars who are Nigeria Professional Football League giants have crashed out in the 2019 CAF Champions League after losing 2-0 against Asante Kotoko on Sunday evening, August 25.

The Sai Masugida as Kano Pillars are popularly called managed to beat the Ghanaian team 3-2 in the first leg match at the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano.

They needed to avoid any type of defeat in Kumasi, but the former Nigerian champions were unable to hold on to their 3-2 win in the first leg.

Kotoko scored their first goal in the third minute after Kano Pillars goalie Suraju Ayeleso parried away Richard Arthur's shot, but Mathew Kelvin Andoh scored the rebound.

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Kano Pillars were looking for an equalizer after conceding the first goal in Kumasi, but they were unable to get it as the hosts took their lead to the dressing room after first 45 minutes.

Emmanuel Gyamfi scored the winner for Asante Kototo in the 77th minute as Kano Pillars goalie Suraju Ayeleso had no answer for his shot.

Afer beating Kano Pillars to reach the next round of the Champions League, Kotoko will face Tunisian giants Étoile Sportive du Sahel in September.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how fans invaded the pitch in the encounter between Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers which ended 1-1 as the Flying Antelopes kept their Champions League hopes alive.

Kano Pillars' captain Rabiu Ali scored the first goal for his side via a superb free kick in the 58th minute, but Rangers came back into the game via a penalty three minutes to final whistle.

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