LIVE UPDATES: Hearts of Oak vs Wydad Athletic Club
Welcome to LIVE UPDATES of the CAF Champions League match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Wydad Athletic Club at Accra Sports Stadium.
The Phobians welcome the 2017 Champions League winners in the first round trip and are very confident to approach the second leg with a win.
Wydad have been hit hard by the coronavirus as their head coach Walid Regragui and other team members tested positive for the virus, making it impossible for the team to organize their training session on Saturday.
The Moroccan champions will also be without some of their key players who have been instrumental in their campaign this season.
The Wydad are undefeated this season, having won four of their last five outings with a single game ending in a stalemate. The club is currently second in the Moroccan Professional League.
Hearts of Oak, on the other hand, has not had a good test of active football due to the absence of the Ghanaian Premier League which has yet to start.
The Phobians managed to beat the Guinean team of CI Kamsar by 2-0 to advance to the current stage of the competition.
With coach Samuel Boadu at the helm, Hearts of Oak is confident to beat the Moroccan team who have never tasted a victory in Ghana before.
Speaking in a recent interview, midfielder Emmanuel Nettey said: “We go out there all flaming guns. We know we’ve been out of competition for a very long time. We’re back and we want to prove no only to the WAC but to all of Africa that we have not progressed by chance.
According to forward Afriyie Barnieh, “We are confident because they have never won a game in Ghana, so we will continue to make sure they do not score any points in Ghana.
Follow LIVE UPDATES on GhanaWeb below.