CAF CL: Hearts survive last-minute scare to record slim victory over WAC
Ghana pPemier League giant, Hearts of Oak defied all odds to defeat Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco( WAC) by a goal to nil at the Accra Stadium on Sunday.
The Phobians started the match on a poor note, with the Moroccan asking all the questions in the game. Black Stars goalkeeper, Richard Attah, proved why he is one of the best keepers in Ghana with some powerful saves.
Hearts had their moment in the 35th minute of the game with a goal-scoring opportunity but couldn’t make good use of it.
Finally, in the 40th minute, the deadlock was broken when Salifu Ibrahim characteristically sent in a cross that was connected by Isaac Mensah to give Hearts the lead.
Hearts were much stronger in the second, piled more pressure but were wasteful upfront.
Salifu Ibrahim could have made two when Kofi Kordzi sumptuously found him in the penalty box of WAC, but he blasted the ball over the bar.
The whole stadium was thrown in shock after the visitors found the back of the net only to be ruled offside.
Hearts will now travel to Morocco for the return encounter next weekend.