Striker Isaac Mensah scored a brilliant first half goal to put Hearts of Oak 1-0 ahead in the CAFC Champions League second round qualifying match against Wydad Athletic Club in Accra.
After a difficult opening first half hour, where the Phobians came under incessant pressure from the Moroccans, Samuel Boadu’s men turned on the screws in the last ten minutes before the half time break with a string of fascinating attacking moves.
Salifu forced a superb save from the WAC goalkeeper moments after Daniel Afriyie thought he should have had a penalty after being brought down by Tagnatoui in goal for WAC.
But it did not take long for Hearts of Oak to sting first. Salifu’s inch-perfect cross from the left was connected on the volley from 6 yards out by Isaac Mensah, sending the 2,000 approved fans in the Accra Stadium into a rupture.
Hearts ended the first half leading 1-0.
GET IN THERE ISAAC MENSAH 👊🏿 pic.twitter.com/P7CJoPdB2U
— Felix Romark (@FelixRomark) October 17, 2021