Hearts of Oak will host Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in the first leg of the champions’ league group qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Two late goals from Kofi Kodzi and Salim Adams saw the Phobians dispatch CL Kamsar with a 2-0 win in the preliminary round in the Capital.
Hearts of Oak have been training and preparing for the game in the last few weeks to pull what may seem an upset if they knockout Wydad.
Despite earlier overcoming CL Kamsar, the Ghana premier league champions appeared short of match fitness, especially in the closing minutes.
Many pundits have suggested the lack of active football as the ghana premier league is yet to begin.
However, the story is different for Wydad Casablanca. After winning their first four opening games and drawing once in five Botola PRO matches, they are high-flying in the Moroccan top-flight league.
Wydad has shown to be strong defensively after conceding just two goals in the league’s five games so far. This means Samuel Boadu’s men will have a lot to do if they intend to go past the Wydad defence, which has proven hard to unlock.
Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco has Reda Jaadi and Salaheddine Benyachou doubtful due to various injuries.
Hearts of Oak vs Wydad Casablanca
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Time: 3 PM
Venue: Accra Sports Stadium