Accra Hearts of Oak will play in the 2021/22 CAF Champions League after claiming their 21st and first Ghana Premier League title in 11-years.
The Phobians have won the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League title with just a game to close the season.
Having endured a tough campaign with opposition coming from bitter rivals, Asante Kotoko, in form Medeama, high flying Great Olympics, ambitious Karela United and other tough clubs, the Phobians hurdled to be crowned champions after a 1-1 draw against Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports Stadium in match day 33.
The Millennium champions lead the league table with 61 points, four better than Kotoko with a final day fixture at the Sogakope Park against WAFA on Saturday, July 17.
Hearts of Oak are one time CAF Champions League winners from the 2000 edition where they went unbeaten.
Former goalkeeper of Hearts of Oak, Mutawakilu Seidu has charged his former club to repeat the feat once achieved by striving to play in the group phase of the continental showpiece
“We know that any time Hearts of Oak get a continental ticket, they do very well.
“The [CAF] Champions League is not easy and we know football has developed in the Eastern Africa and the North Africa.
“Sometimes we the West African clubs are a bit behind but such is football.
“Hearts must fight to play in the group stage because that will help bring Ghana’s two slots back.
“I’m very happy for Hearts of Oak and I hope they can play in the group stages.” Mutawakilu Seidu told Africa-foot.com.
Hearts of Oak have won the CAF Super Cup once after beating Egypt club, Zamalek 2-0 at the Kumasi Baba Yara Stadium in 2001.
Three years after winning the Super Cup, they claimed the maiden CAF Confederation Cup, beating rivals, Asante Kotoko 8-7 on penalty shootouts at Baba Yara Stadium after their two leg encounters ended 2-2 on aggregate.
They were runners up of the 2004 CAF Super Cup, losing 2-0 in extra time to then CAF Champions League winners, Enyimba of Nigeria at the Aba Stadium.