Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder, Salifu Ibrahim has bemoaned the heavy defeat suffered against Morocco giants, Wydad Athletic Club on Sunday.
The Phobians crushed to a 6-1 humiliation in the reverse fixture of the second 2021/22 CAF Champions League game at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca on Sunday.
Hearts of Oak were bent on qualifying for the group stage after posting a 1-0 victory against the Moroccan champions in the first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium a week after their second leg encounter.
It was however unfortunate they had to lose by a huge margin in the second leg and in the process drop to the second tier CAF organized football competition, the Confederation Cup.
Ibrahim Salifu who provided Isaac Mensah with an assist for the Phobian’s solitary goal in Accra in the first leg, rues the heavy defeat but has picked valuable lessons for the CAF Confederation Cup. He tweeted.
Hearts of Oak have been placed in POT 3 alongside Tusker FC of Kenya, Eswatini’s Royal Leopards, APR FC of Rwanda, US Gendarmerie of Niger, Liberia’s LPRC Oilers, AS Maniema Union of Congo, Al Ittihad SC of Libya and Mali’s Stade Malien for the CAF Confederation Cup draw and will face tough opponents in POT 4.
Clubs set to be pitted against the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League champions in POT 4 include, RS Berkane of Morocco, Egypt’s duo of Al Masry or Pyramids FC, JS Kabylie of Algeria, Nigeria’s Enyimba FC, Tunisia side, CS Sfaxien, Cotonsport FC of Cameroon and South Africa’s, Orlando Pirates.