Head coach of Hearts of Oak, Samuel Boadu says, it is early to tag his side as a club on form.
Opening struggles have seen the Phobians claim just three points from four Premier League games this term with week five clash against Berekum Chelsea outstanding due to their continental engagement.
Three draws – goalless against Legon Cities in week one and 1-1 to West Africa Football Academy and two time champions, Aduana Stars in weeks two and three respectively, earned the millennium champions the three paltry points.
Hearts of Oak however brushed aside the difficult moments in the domestic league to put two goals past Algeria club, JS Saoura in the first leg playoffs 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup at the Accra Sports Stadium last Sunday.
Salifu Ibrahim and Isaac Agyenim Boateng’s 16th and 72nd minute goals set the Phobians in an advantageous position ahead of the second leg in a week in Algeria.
Samuel Boadu says the win over the Algerian club will lift the club’s flagged confidence in the past weeks.
“I can’t say we are on form; this is a morale booster because we were down for sometime and this match has raised us a little bit but we will still keep pushing hard to reach our destination,” Samuel Boadu said.
“The positive aspect is about how to keep the ball and composure whenever they reach the goal area.
“Because you see the chances that we created, if they are well composed at least we can score more than two goals.” Samuel Boadu added.
Hearts of Oak who have won all three continental trophies; CAF Champions League, Confederation Cup and the Super Cup, crushed out of the 2021/22 CAF Champions League after a 6-2 aggregate defeat to Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco.
The defeat dropped them into the CAF Confederation Cup which they won in 2004 at the expense of their rivals, Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium Stadium. A win, goalless draw or a slim defeat will take Hearts of Oak into the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.