The Phobians started their 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup playoffs campaign on an impressive note. Hearts of Oak dropped to the CAF second tier competition after suffering a humiliating defeat against Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in the CAF Champions League. Hearts of Oak managed to beat Wydad Athletic Club 1-0 in the first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium courtesy Isaac Mensah’s only goal of the game after an assist from Ibrahim Salifu. The second leg was however a bad news for the Phobians who will go on to lose 6-1 to end both legs on 6-2 for the Moroccan club. The defeat sent Hearts of Oak down to the CAF Confederation Cup which they got paired against JS Saoura.
Hearts managed to beat the side 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium. Salifu Ibrahim got Hearts of Oak’s opening goal with 16 minutes of the first half played. The Phobians held on to the slim lead into the half time break. Back for recess, first half goal scorer, Salifu Ibrahim could not continue for the Phobians as he was injured and substituted on the 48th minute. His place was taken by Isaac Agyenim Boateng who did not disappoint in his performance.
He got Hearts of Oak’s second goal on the 72nd minute mark which eventually stood as the final goal. The Phobians need to at least record any form of draw, a win or a slim defeat to progress to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.The Phobians have a long trip to make to Algeria. They have already left Accra through to Turkey and then connect to Algeria. They will board a flight from the capital, Algiers to Bechar where the game will be played.
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