Follow the Live updates in the CAF Champions League preliminary round game between Hearts of Oak and Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Hearts of Oak Communication Director, Kwame Opare Addo, has said the team is prepared to face Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in the first leg of the CAF Champions League this weekend.
The Phobians defeated CI Kamsar in the preliminary round to set up this clash with the 2016 CAF Champions League winners.
According to Opare Addo, Hearts of Oak have been preparing for the game after their win against CI Kamsar and will be ready to face the North African side.
“After the Kamsar win we were back to business to make sure we keep our focus and our mental strength in the highest level so that when we face WAC we will be able to put a smile on the face of every Phobian.”, he said in an interview.
“We have been working on that and by Sunday the technical team will have corrected any mistake so we will be able to perform well”, he added.
Meanwhile, Waydad Athletic Club (WAC) of Morocco will arrive in the country later today ahead of their game against the Ghana Premier League champions on Sunday to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium.
2000 fans will be allowed to watch the game at the Accra Sports Stadium in this crucial first-leg tie.
Angolan Referee Helder Martins Rodrigues De Carvalho will be the Centre Referee when Hearts of Oak hosts Wydad Athletic Club from Morocco in the CAF Champions League final round 1st leg qualifier in Accra.
The 44-year old will be assisted by mates Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (Assistant I), Ivanildo Meirelles de Oliveira Sanches Meirelles De O Sanche Lopes (Assistant II) and Antonio Caluassi Dungula (Fourth Official).
Sekou Wieh Konneh from Liberia will work as the Match Commissioner while Ghana’s Christiana Baah serves as COVID-19 Officer.
Starting Line UPs
Hearts of Oak XI to face WAC: Richard Attah-Fatawu Mohammed, Raddy Ovouka, Robert Addo Sowah, Mohammed Alhassan- Emmanuel Nettey, Fredrick Ansah Botwe, Salifu Ibrahim, Daniel Afriyie Barnie-Kofi Kordzi, Isaac Mensah
Wydad AC 🇲🇦 lineup:
Ahmed Tagnaouti (GK) 🇲🇦 Ayoub El Amloud 🇲🇦 Achraf Dari 🇲🇦 Cheick Ibrahim Comara 🇨🇮 Yahia Attiat-Allah 🇲🇦 Yahya Jabrane 🇲🇦 Ayman El Hassouni 🇲🇦 Anas Serrhat 🇲🇦 Zouhair El Moutaradji 🇲🇦 Muaid Ellafi 🇱🇾 Saimon HappyGod Msuva 🇹🇿
The Moroccan side have dominated proceedings in the opening mintues and have threatened the Hearts of Oak goal area on two occasions
15’ WAC are resulting to the long balls
Richard Attah to the rescue after a counter attack
20’ Randy Ovuoka has picked up an injury and has been substituted. William Dankyi takes his place
36’ CHANCE: Daniel Afriyie Barnie has fouled by the goalkeeper but referee ignores calls for a penalty
40’ It’s Hearts of Oak 0-0 Wydad Athletic Club
43’ Goal ooooo Isaac Mensah puts the home side in the lead. He taps in from a cross from Salifu Ibrahim.
45’ It’s Hearts of Oak 1-0 Wydad Athletic Club
We done with the first half.
Second half underway
48’ Afriyie Barnie goes down to the ground. Complains about his shoulder. Temporal hold up
50’ Hearts wins a corner kick, long ball delivered to the far post.
56’ Kofi Kordzi misses by a whisker to head the ball into the net following a brilliant interception by the WAC defender
59’ Good strike from Kofi Kordzi but the goalkeeper saves the situation
60’ Hearts of Oak dominating possession at the moment
Double substitution for The Phobians
76’ Poor officiating from the referee in this game
The Angolan referee has been extremely poor in this game
It’s Hearts of Oak 1-0 WAC
Full Time: Hearts 1-0 WAC