Ghana Premier League Champions, Accra Hearts of Oak have apologised to fans of the club for the team’s disappointing loss to Moroccan side Wydad Athletic Club on Sunday evening in the second-leg of the CAF Champions League qualifiers.
The Phobians succumbed to a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the North African side after taking a slim 1-0 lead in the first-leg at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Their hopes of making it to the group stages of the CAF Champions League in over 10 years were dashed when they conceded three goals in the opening 20 minutes of the game.
The Moroccans raced to a 4-0 lead by half time through goals from Msuva, El Hassouni, Dari and Jabrane befor adding a further two in the second half, with Patrick Razak scoring the consolation for the 2000 CAF Champions League winners.
The result means Wydad have progressed to the group stages of the competition while Hearts of Oak will now compete in the final round of qualifiers for the group stages of CAF’s second tier inter-club competition, the Confederation Cup.
In the statement posted on their official twitter handle on Monday morning, Hearts of Oak said:
“We succumbed to a painful defeat in Morocco because we were nowhere close to our best on the night.”
“We know we are capable of a much better performance than we showed in Morocco.
“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.”
Find the full statement below: