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We Shall Surprise Ghanaians and Africa Against WAC - Hearts of Oak midfielder

The die is now cast and no amount of witchery nor evil can prevent the crossing of rubicon and that is the moment Hearts of Oak is faced with.

It is Sunday, October 17 and the day of reckoning for the Phobians to show the stuff they are made of in the CAF Champions League. Hearts of Oak will host Morocco club, Wydad Athletic Club in the second preliminary 2021/22 CAF Champions League over two legs. The first leg is coming up in the next few hours at the Accra Sports Stadium with the second leg expected on October 24 at the Mohammed V Stadium in Rabat.

Hearts of Oak qualified for the 2021/22 CAF Champions League after annexing the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League at the expense of rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Hearts of Oak raked home a massive 61 points after 34 matches with Asante Kotoko coming up with 57 points to place second. The Premier League annexation is Hearts of Oak’s first ever and 21st league title in as many as 11 years.

The 2000 CAF Champions League winners left no stone unturned when they went on to win the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup. The Phobians shrugged off competition from top clubs like Elmina Sharks and Medeama Sporting Club to set up a final clash with AshantiGold at the Accra Sports Stadium. The entire game went goalless over 90 minutes and extra time. After a marathon penalty shootouts, Hearts of Oak won by 8-7 margin to be crowned champions and in effect complete a domestic double for the first time in over two decades. The feat also made them automatic winners of the domestic treble.

Hearts of Oak will in effect represent Ghana in the 2021/22 CAF Champions League. They were paired against Guinea side, Club Industriel de Kamsar which they defeated 2-0 over just a leg at the Accra Sports Stadium due to the Coup D’Etat in Guinea. Burly striker, Kofi Kodzi swept in a sweet free kick before young midfielder, Salim Adams drove home a long range strike to end the game at 2-0. Hearts will then set up a second preliminary round clash against Morocco giants, Wydad Athletic Club. Midfielder of the side, Emmanuel Nettey believes they have stuff to show the continent.

“We are going out there all guns blazing. We know we have been out of the competition for a very long time. “We are back and we want to prove a point not just to WAC but to the whole of Africa that we did not make the progression by fluke,’ he revealed ahead of the match.

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