CAF Champions League: Wydad players given 3000 dollars each for mauling Hearts of Oak
Wydad AC players and the technical team have been rewarded for their heavy home win over Hearts of Oak in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.
The Moroccan champions thrashed the Ghanaian giants 6-1 at the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca to book their place in the group stage.
The Wydadis qualify on a 6-2 aggregate after losing 1-0 to Hearts last week at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Wydad President Said Naciri promised the team a US$3000 each ahead of Sunday’s game.
Moroccan giants Wydad AC handed Ghana champions Hearts of Oak a humiliation to eliminate them from the CAF Champions League.
Wydad thrashed the Phobians 6-1 at the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca on Sunday in the 2nd leg of the First Round of the competition.
Hearts were 1-0 victors in the 1st leg encounter last week at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The hosts had their head coach Walid Regragui back at the dugout after missing the 1st leg due to COVID-19.
Regragui made only alteration the squad that faced the Phobians last week with youngster Mounsef Chrachem replacing injured Zouhair El Moutaradji.
Hearts head coach Samuel Boadu made two changes to the starting lineup that beat the Moroccans last week in Accra.
Caleb Amankwah came to replace Frederick Ansah Botchway in midfield while William Dankyi took the place of Congolese international Raddy Ovouka Hokemba.
Two goals from Tanzania striker Saimon HappyGod Msuva and one each from Ayman El Hassouni, Yahya Jabrane, Achraf Dari and Ayoub El Amloud ensured the victory was achieved.
Winger Patrick Razak got the consolation for the Phobians who drop to the Confederation Cup play-off round.