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Let’s Go All Out Against WAC in Morocco - Caleb Amankwah Charges Team Mates

Accra Hearts of Oak left no stone unturned in the CAF Champions League with a hard fought victory over Morocco y, Wydad Athletic Club on Sunday.

Hearts of Oak went into the game fully determined to make their fans and Ghanaians as a whole happy at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Phobians hosted the Morocco club for the second preliminary round of the 2021/22 CAF Champions League clash first leg. The second leg is expected at the Mohammed V Stadium in Rabat on October 24.

The 2000 CAF Champions League winners drew the first blood on the 41st minute when mercurial Ibrahim Salifu’s beautiful long range cross from the left hand side of attack was tapped in into the Wydad Athletic Club’s goal post by Isaac Mensah. The Phobians held on to the slim lead into the first half break.

When both teams returned for the second half, they did not create much goal scoring chances but it was the Morocco club which was bent on equalizing. The Hearts of Oak defenders however dealt with their onslaught effectively to halt any havoc. Utility player, Caleb Amankwah who was not used in the game has urged his team mates to go all out in the second leg in Rabat in one week time.

Hearts of Oak prior to beating Wydad Athletic Club, the Phobians has eliminated Guinea club, Club Industriel de Kamsar in the first preliminary qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Phobians through Kofi Kodzi’s well struck free kick coupled with youngster, Salim Adams long range effort gave Hearts of Oak the all the two goals against the Guinea club. The game was expected to be over two legs but due to the Coup D’Etat In Guinea, it was played just over a leg in Accra which the Phobians won by 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium to set up the second qualifier against the Morocco club.

Hearts of Oak were the toast of their fans when they won the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League after fending off opposition like Asante Kotoko, Great Olympics, Medeama, AshantiGold, Aduana Stars and Karela United. They also beat off competition from Elmina Sharks and Medeama to qualify for the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup. They beat AshantiGold in the final by 8-7 on penalty shootouts to win a record 11th FA Cup title. The feat also made them the automatic domestic treble champions. Hearts of Oak are the 2000 CAF Champions League winners, 2001 CAF Super Cup winners and the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup winners.

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