Hearts of Oak apologise to fans after Wydad thrashing

Hearts of Oak have apologised to fans following their mauling at the hands of Wydad Casablanca in the Caf Champions League.

The Phobians lost 6-1 on Sunday night in Morocco and have exited the competition.

In a statement released on Monday, Hearts said: “We succumbed to a painful defeat in Morocco because we were nowhere close to our best on the night. We know that we are capable of a much better performance than what we showed in Morocco. But it was a great learning experience for our young playing and technical team, majority of whom were experiencing their very first taste of continental football away from home and against a very strong side like Wydad Athletic Club.”

Morrocan champions triumph 6-2 on aggregate and are through to the group stage, while Hearts of Oak drop to the Confederation Cup.

“We have a chance to make amends in the Confederations Cup and this important lesson we have picked up in Morocco will inspire us to rise above the current disappointment, as we take inspiration from the motto of our club “Never say die until the bones are rotten”. We are Hearts of Oak! We will live to fight another day to make the Phobia family proud.”

“We apologise to our fans for not making the ultimate dream come true but we believe this is the time that the team needs you most to accomplish the tasks ahead. The Caf Champions League competition is a project we want to gradually make an impact on again after a very long absence. Therefore, we would like to remind our supporters to stay united as we have another qualification match for the group stages of the confederations Cup, and as we kick off the campaign to defend our Ghana Premier League title.”

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Hearts will know their opponents for the play-offs round in the coming days.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana


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