CAF Champions League

Hearts Of Oak Crush Out Of CAF CL After 6-1 Thumping In Morocco

on

Accra Hearts of Oak were eliminated from the CAF Champions League competition after suffering an embarrassing 1-6 loss to Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) in the return leg first-round clash in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Moroccans, who lost the first leg 0-1 in Accra, advance to the group stage of Africa’s premier inter-club competition on a 7-2 aggregate.

The Phobians went into the match with a slim advantage and as underdogs but paid dearly for poor defending and some dodgy refereeing decisions. By the fourth minute, the home side canceled the deficit through Simon Msuva and three minutes later they had their noses in front as Aymane El Hassouni shot Wydad into the lead through a well-taken free-kick.

Just when the Ghanaian side was warming themselves into the game, WAC center-back Achraf Dari made it 3-0 in the 20th minute. A controversial penalty awarded the home side just deflated the Phobians as Yahya Jabrane displaced Hearts goalkeeper Richard Attah to give WAC an unassailable 4-0 lead into halftime.

Hearts could not change the pattern of the game after recess as defender Ayoub El Amloud compounded the woes of Coach Samuel Boadu’s side with the fifth goal two minutes into the second half while Tanzanian forward Msuva made it 6-0 and a personal second goal in the 61st minute.

Hearts defended strongly to avoid further humiliation with substitute Patrick Razak scoring a consolation goal in the 84th minute to end the Phobians’ continental campaign.

Graphic Sports

About Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman

Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor, and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He is also the originator and photographer of Dada Oliseh Photos. He lives in Accra Ghana.

Recommended for you