CAF Champions League: Hearts of Oak Can Beat Wydad In Morocco With Good Officiating - Samuel Boadu

Hearts of Oak head coach Samuel Boadu says his team can win in Morocco should they be guaranteed fair officiating in their second leg of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League against Wydad Athletic Club.

The Phobians secured a slim win over Wydad Athletic in the first leg encounter held at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Isaac Mensah's goal in the 40th minute ensured the Phobians travel to the second leg with an advantage.

Despite the slim win and an anticipated tough return leg to come, Coach Samuel Boadu is optimistic that if his side gets fair officiating in the second leg, Hearts of Oak can qualify.

“It is going to be game management when we go to Morocco. If we get good officiating Hearts of Oak can score over there,” he said at the post-match conference.

“Everybody saw the performance of the referee and if we get good officiating in Morocco, Hearts of Oak will win.”

“Hearts of Oak has good players to compete with WAC of Morocco. We are ok with the one goal we scored. We shouldn’t give up and we are going to qualify over there,” he added.

The Phobians will play the return fixture next Sunday in Casablanca.

Wydad Athletic are yet to pick a win against any Ghanaian club in their last five visits to the West African country.

Hearts of Oak will also be hoping to make it to the group stage for the first time since 2006.