Ghana Premier League champions Hearts of Oak SC will host Morocco powerhouse Wydad Athletic Club in a highly-anticipated clash this afternoon at the Accra Sports Stadium in the first leg of the CAF Champions League second playoffs game.
Hearts defeated Guinea side CI Kamsar in the first preliminary clash 2-0 in Accra to book a place in the 2021-22 CAF Champions League playoffs spot against WAC after the first leg was canceled due to political unrest in Guinea after a coup d’état.
The return leg will be played in Cassablanca in a week time, with the winner of advancing into the money zone of the 2021/22 Edition and the loser joining the Confederation Cup playoffs round.
The two teams are part of the only seven clubs that have won all the current three continental championships thus the Champions League, Confederations Cup and Super Cup.
Wydad Athletic Club have played Ghanaian clubs on 10 occasions, picking up three wins, two draws and five defeats which all came away from home.
Wydad Athletic Club has been very competitive in the past five years beating African best club Al Ahly to win the 2017 edition and also controversially losing the trophy to Esperance in 2019 due to VAR complications on the day.
Meanwhile, Hearts only success in the CAF Champions League competition came all the way back in 2000 when the 64 battalions went on an unbeaten run to win the trophy for the first time in the history of the club.
Whiles the Ghana Premier League league hasn’t kicked off yet with Hearts lacking competitive games under their belt, their opponents, WAC, have had a great run of games in the Moroccan Botola Pro league so far after five matches, winning four and drawing only one which came against Chabab Mohammedia last week.
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