Hearts of Oak travel to Algeria with 23 players for Saoura return leg

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Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu has named 23-man for the CAF Confederation Cup second leg meeting with JS Saoura.

The Phobians will travel to Algeria on Wednesday.

The match is scheduled for Sunday, December 5 and will be played at the 20,000 capacity 20 August 1955 Stadium in Bechar.

Hearts have the advantage in the play-offs tie following a 2-0 victory in the first leg in Accra last Sunday with goals from Ibrahim Salifu and Agyenim Boateng.

Boadu’s side are hoping for a positive result in Algeria to qualify for the group stage of the competition for the first time in over a decade.

The last time Hearts travelled to north Africa they suffered a humiliating 6-1 against Wydad Casablanca to crash out of the CAF Champions League.

“Going into the return game, I have learnt a lot from the WAC game, so strategically we need to strategies very well for the second leg encounter. We would do our maximum best to qualify,” Boadu said after Sunday’s game.

“I urge all Hearts fans to keep calm and this is the time we need their support. There should motivate the boys when things go wrong and at the appropriate time,” he added.

Hearts of Oak squad:

Richard Atta, Fataw Mohammed, William Denkyi, Mohammed Alhassan, James Sewornu, Ansah Botchway, Salim Adams, Salifu Ibrahim, Isaac Mensah, Kofi Kodji, Afriyie Barnie

Richard Baidoo, Emmanuel Nettey, Nuru Sulley, Caleb Amakwa, Victor Aidoo, Suraj Seidu, Agyenim Boateng, Raddy Ovouka, Asubonteng Enock, Larry Sumaila, Patrick Razark and Ayi Richmond.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana