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Accra Hearts Of Oak Cannot Leave Ghana For Morocco Without Rectifying Key Areas

Group stage target for Accra Hearts of Oak will be put to test in Morocco this weekend. Having won the first leg by a lone goal, Accra Hearts of Oak may have to put in extra effort to advance to next level of Africa inter club competition. Reports of possible absence of fans infuse another dimension to the game, of which could be a huge advantage to Accra Hearts of Oak

Across all competitions, playing with or without supporters has its ramifications as the two scenarios are different. Nonetheless, it is imperative for the rainbow club to prepare fervently for the crucial game such that they will not be taken aback if the reports are not true. The first leg victory is not too big a deal to guarantee an automatic slot in the group stage of CAF Champions League. 

There are areas of concern which ought to be addressed by Samuel Boadu and his colleagues before departing Ghana for Morocco, even though few days are left for the reverse game. 

In a game of this magnitude, defenders, most especially, become savior depending on how resilient and tenacious they remain throughout the entire proceedings. It is compelling for the technical department to work extensively on their psyche and focus, as a slight blunder ruins the larger aspirations. Fatawu Mohammed, Robert Addo Sowah, Mohammed Alhassan and William Dankyi should be playing above their limit, with no loopholes granted to WAC attack, who will combing the defense lines to put a ball into the net. That enunciates why they become savior if they remain organized and resolute to track, intercept and foil all imminent threat from the opponent. In Accra, they executed that with few errors which ought to be rectified ahead of the showdown. Man-marking must be the top most priority of defenders which should be adhered religiously. 

Club’s attack faced stiff competition last Sunday, a situation that must not occur in Morocco this weekend. They were marked to the brim with little option in the game. Although a goal was scored, the dynamics could have changed if they had figured out how to breach and penetrate through the defense in most part of the match.

Having played WAC in Accra, it is striking for the technical head to come out with a panacea which will lay a smooth link up between Salifu Ibrahim and the forwards. A goal in Casablanca changes the narrative and game control. 

With a proper game plan, victory and qualification will be achieved.

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