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Caf CL: Hearts of Oak to leave for Wydad on Thursday for second leg tie

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News Caf CL: Hearts of Oak to leave for Wydad on Thursday for second leg tie
OCT 19, 2021 LISTEN

Accra Hearts of Oak will leave teh shores of Ghana on Thursday for the second leg of their 2021/22 Caf Champions League group stage decider with Wydad Athletic Club.

The Ghana Premier League champions have been booked for the about five-hour journey from the Kotoka International Airport to Casablanca via a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 flight that will take off at 5:20 am.

Wydad will host Hearts at Stade Mohamed V for the second leg tie on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 19:00 GMT.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has decided that the match should be played behind closed doors due to the COVID situation in the North African country.

Aside from being deprived of a couple of players through injuries, Wydad were also without head coach Walid Regragui after contracting the COVID-19 virus prior to Sunday’s first leg in Accra.

Forward Isaac Mensah timely connected to a Salifu Ibrahim cross from the left into the 16-yard in the 41st minute to give the Phobians victory at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The aggregate winner on Saturday advances to the group stage of the Caf Champions League which will get underway in February next year.

The loser, meanwhile, still has a chance to continue continental football this season, by dropping down to feature in the group stage playoffs for the Caf Confederation Cup.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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