Hearts of Oak were dealt another big blow and that was their exit from the CAF Confederation Cup last Sunday.
The Phobians suffered the elimination from CAF second tier competition after going down to Algeria club, Jeunesse Sportive de Saoura in Béchar. The 21 time Ghana league champions had won the first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium a week after the second leg but it was not enough the save their blushes and eventually they were kicked out. The Phobians had their two goals from the first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium through the header of Salifu Ibrahim in the first half of the game. Salifu Ibrahim who got the first goal for Accra Hearts of Oak could not continue the second half after its start due to injury. He was replaced by Isaac Agyenim Boateng on the 48th minute. The former Medeama SC forward came in and did not disappoint at all. He fetched Hearts of Oak’s second goal in the second half which looked like a cushioning ahead of the second leg.
The Phobians were brimming with confidence ahead of the second leg but the journey turned out to be a bad day at the office. They were down by two goals in the first half before the break. Back from recess, the Algerian club added two more goals to make it 4-0 after full time. The result meant that Hearts of Oak had lost the game by a 4-2 aggregate score over the two legs and will exit the competition.
The Phobians dropped to the CAF Confederation Cup after suffering a 6-2 aggregate defeat to Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco. Hearts won the first leg 1-0 before suffering a 6-1 loss away to finish it at 6-2. Hearts of Oak forward, Isaac Mensah met with former Asante Kotoko striker, Kwame Poku in Algeria after their game. Kwame Poku players USM Alger and he paid a visit to the Phobians.
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