GPL: Hearts of Oak handed a big boost ahead of second round

Accra Hearts of Oak have been given a huge boost ahead of the start of the second round of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season later this month.

The Phobians have not recorded the best of results this season despite winning the treble last term. The played in the CAF Champions League where the exited at the second phase of the qualifier.

They suffered elimination after shipping in 10 goals against Morocco giants, Wydad Athletic Club over two legs.

The first leg ended 1-0 in favour of Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium with the second leg ending 6-1 in Rabat to peg the two legs at 6-2.

The 2001 CAF Super Cup winners dropped to the CAF Confederation Cup but were equally kicked out of the competition after two legs.

They defeated Jeunesse Sportive de Saoura of Algeria 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium in the first leg but suffered a 4-0 loss in the second leg to exit via 4-2 aggregate. The Phobians have so far collected six wins, seven draws and four losses this season.

They currently lie 7th on the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League table with 25 points after the first round of games.

The good news is however that their midfield talisman, Salifu Ibrahim has returned to training after recovering from injury.

He is likely to play against Asante Kotoko in the President’s Cup on Sunday and the second round rescheduled league opener against Legon Cities FC.

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