Accra Hearts of Oak will be without their talisman, Salifu Ibrahim for the for their second leg clash against Jeunesse Sportive de Saoura in the second leg of the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup in Algeria.
The Phobians made light work of Oak the Algerians at the Accra Sports Stadium in the second leg of the CAF second tier competition last Sunday. Hearts of Oak scored fwice with the Algerians failing to reply until the entire game. Hearts of Oak put up a sterling performance throughout the game with CAF U-20 AFCON winning captain, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, laying a beautiful cross for talismanic forward, Salifu Ibrahim to head home the opener.
The 2000 CAF Champions League winners enjoyed a lion share of possession but could not just plant the numerous chances created behind the net - leaving the game at 1-0 into the break. The defending champions returned for the second session much energized but were dealt a blow when Salifu Ibrahim left the field injured. He was replaced by Isaac Agyenim Boateng who will come on to score Hearts of Oak’s second goal on the 72nd minute for a slight cushioning into the second leg in a week time in Algeria. The most unfortunate issue is that Salifu Ibrahim who has been instrumental for the Phobians will not be in action in Algeria when they turn up for the second leg.
Ibrahim was pulled out of the game on the 48th minute with an injury and his place taken by Isaac Agyenim Boateng who rose from the bench to score Hearts of Oak’s second goal. It will be a big blow to the 21 time Ghana League holders as he has been instrumental. A win, draw or a slim defeat will qualify the Phobians into the group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup.
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