Ghana Premier League champions Hearts of Oak SC will face Morocco powerhouse Wydad Athletic Club in a highly-anticipated clash this evening at the Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca in the second leg of the CAF Champions League second playoffs game.
Hearts inflicted a painful 1-0 defeat on the Red and Whites last Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium courtesy Isaac Mensah’s intelligent finish.
The return leg will be played in Cassablanca today , 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 11 occasions, picking up three wins, two draws and six defeats which all came away from home including last Sunday’s loss in the hands of their today’s opponent.
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 two weeks ago and tasting defeat for the first time this season against the Rainbow Boys last Sunday.
The game will kickoff at 19:00 GMT (7:00PM)
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