Accra Hearts of Oak will return to the 2021/22 CAF Champions League, the competition they won in 2000 after claiming their 1st and the 21st league in 11-years last season.
The millennium champions were crowned the 2020/21 league winners ahead of rivals, Asante Kotoko with 61 points as against 57.
Hearts of Oak once ruled the continent in 2000 where they went the entire campaign without a defeat, beating Tunisia giants, Esperance 5-2 over two legs to win the tournament.
A return to the competition which has since increased in competitiveness requires massive and early preparation which Aduana Stars forward, Yahaya Mohammed subscribes to.
“Hearts of Oak have done it before [winning the CAF Champions League] but the current squad is full of new faces.
“So I feel that they should add a number of experienced players to strengthen the squad.
“This is the time they should start preparations because if you look at the North African clubs which dominate, they are very high.
“The team must play friendly matches outside Ghana to gather more experience.
“Playing in the Ghana Premier League is different from playing the CAF Champions League.
“If you recently watched the CAF Champions League [Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs], you will realize that the Africa football has changed.
“Ghana we have the talent but we don’t have the facilities to help develop the talents.
“Hearts of Oak have to start [preparation] from now so that they can catch up if not, we will do the same thing and return home.
“But I believe in Hearts of Oak that they can do well in Africa.” Yahaya Mohammed said
Hearts of Oak have won the CAF Champions League, Super Cup and the Confederation Cup. They are the record FA Cup holders with 10-titles to their credit.