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PHOTOS: Hearts of Oak Intensify Training in Morocco For WAC Clash

Accra Hearts of Oak have no option but to make their fans and Ghanaians proud by qualifying for the group stage of the CAF Champions League.

The Phobians are in Morocco as guest of champions, Wydad Athletic Club for the reverse fixture of the 2021/22 CAF Champions second leg game at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.

Hearts of Oak managed a slim 1-0 victory over the Moroccan club at the Accra Sports Stadium last Sunday which sent the fans into a frenzy at the end of the game. Isaac Mensah capitalized on a perfect assist from mercurial midfielder, Salifu Ibrahim from the left side of attack to give the Phobians a one goal score line with 41 minutes played in the first half.

Hearts of Oak qualified for the 2021/22 CAF Champions League after being crowned champions of Ghana at the end of the 2020/21 League season. They clocked a massive point of 61 points from 34 games with their sworn rivals, Asante Kotoko raking home 57 points to place second at the end of the season.

Hearts of Oak went ahead to win the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup after beating off competition from Elmina Sharks and Medeama to set up a finals against AshantiGold. After a marathon penalty shootouts, Hearts of Oak won the penalty shootouts by 8-7 to claim a record 11th FA Cup titles ahead of arch rivals, Asante Kotoko who have nine titles to their credit.

The feat was Hearts of Oak’s domestic double for the first time in 21 years and an automatic domestic treble. Hearts of Oak qualified to play in the 2021/22 CAF Champions League and were paired against Guinea side, Club Industriel de Kamsar for the first preliminary qualifier.

The one off leg qualifier came up at the Accra Sports Stadium due to the Coup D’Etat in Guinea. Hearts of Oak defeated Club Industriel de Kamsar 2-0 with striker, Kofi Kodzi and midfielder, Salim Adams scoring for the Phobians late in the game.

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