Accra Hearts of Oak will represent Ghana in 2021/22 CAF Champions League after conquering the 2020/21 domestic league. The Phobians after the week 34 fixture clocked 61 points, beating sworn rivals, Asante Kotoko who came second by just four points.
The League triumph was the Phobians 21st and first ever title in over a decade and an automatic return to the competition they once ruled 21 years ago.
The 2000 CAF Champions League winners gnawed through to claim a domestic double after beating AshantiGold 8-7 on penalty shootouts to be crowned champions of the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup.
To claim the domestic double for the first time in 21 years, club legend, Mohammed Polo believes the Phobians will be worthy continental representatives.
“If they are able to conquer the clubs [Ghanaian clubs] and take the double, it shows clear they should be ready [for Africa].
“I feel the team is intact, if they need additions that’s fine but I see they don’t even need addition.
“There is understanding, there is telepathic understanding. You can go and buy any player but he must fit in. This is an opportunity for everybody in the team to perform.” Mohammed Polo told Liberty fm in Sefwi Wiawso.
Hearts of Oak have been paired against Guinea side, Club Industriel de Kamsar for the preliminaries of the CAF Champions League.
First legs of the games are set for the weekend of 10-12th of September with the second billed for the weekend of 17-19th. Hearts of Oak have a first leg bite away before engaging CI Kamsar in Accra. They have won the CAF Super Cup and the CAF Confederation Cup once in 2001 and 2004.