CAF Champions League: Abubakari Damba urges Hearts of Oak to be confident against Wydad Athletic Club

Published on: 15 October 2021

Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Abubakari Damba has urged Hearts of Oak to be confident against Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in the first leg tie of the 2021/22 CAF Champions League qualifiers.

The Phobians will host the Moroccan giants at the Accra Sports stadium on Sunday.

Samuel Boadu’s side defeated Guinean champions CI Kamsar 2-0 in their opening qualifier to set up a meeting with Wydad.

"We know WAC and the quality, the history they possess”, Damba told Happy 98.9FM.

"Hearts of Oak have been impressive in the league. They are playing good football and getting results, the team is intact and players are at their peak.

He added, "The only thing is that they have to maintain discipline. Because it’s being a while they played in this competition. They have to tread cautiously but then open up and play their own football."

"They shouldn’t be intimidated that WAC has the experience in the Champions League, and has quality. Hearts must show that they are The Phobians. They need to play and be confident."

The Moroccans are top of their league table after four wins and a draw in their opening five games. Wydad have conceded only two goals and kept four clean sheets in their five league games so far this season.