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We Will Silence Hearts of Oak in Casablanca - WAC Midfielder

Ghana Premier League champions, Accra Hearts of Oak will have a tall mountain to climb ahead of their reverse fixture of the second preliminary 2021-22 CAF Champions League fixture on Sunday.

The Phobians will be the guest of Morocco club, Wydad Athletic Club at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca. Hearts of Oak will not want to leave any stone unturned in their bid to make an impact in Africa but the task will look tough for the Rainbow Boys. The Moroccan club are equally leaving no stone unturned as they are the champions and Wydad Athletic Club midfielder Yahya Gibran, has expressed confidence ahead of their clash against Hearts of Oak in the CAF Champions League on Sunday at home.

Notwithstanding a slim first leg defeat to the Ghana champions at the Accra Sports Stadium last Sunday, the Moroccan midfielder has insisted that, their target is to qualify for the Group stage of the competition and are therefore bent on beating the Phobians to achieve that feat at home. "We take full responsibility for qualifying to the Group stages and over coming the Ghanaian team on Sunday," he told reporters.

Hearts of Oak will hang on to a slim 1-0 advantage and need to record any form of draw or avoid a two goal defeat to progress to the Group stages. The Phobians left Ghana on Thursday and touched down in Casablanca on on Friday night and they expected to hold training on Saturday morning ahead of Sunday's clash. The Phobians were given a big boost with the recovery of Congolese left back, Raddy Ovouka who passed a last minute test to join the team for the trip.

Hearts of Oak eliminated Guinea side, Club Industriel de Kamsar in the first preliminary game in a one off qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium. Striker Kofi Kodzi scored from a sublime free kick before young midfielder, Salim Adams drove home from long range to secure a 2-0 home win. Hearts of Oak qualified for the 2021/22 CAF Champions League after being crowned champions of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League where they clocked 61 points after 34 games as against their arch rivals, Asante Kotoko who made home 57 points at the end of the season to place second. Hearts of Oak also went on to claim the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup to complete a domestic double for the first time in over two decades.

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