AS Police challenge: Hearts of Oak arrive in Benin capital Cotonou

Ghana’s sole contender in the CAF Confederations Cup, Hearts of Oak arrived safely in the Benin capital, Cotonou on Thursday night (10:26pm) ahead of the second leg preliminary round cup fixture against AS Police on Saturday.

The Phobians left Accra on Thursday afternoon to the fellow West African country by road, the 30-man contingent comprising 20 players, 6 technical men and 4 officials are currently lodged in a hotel called Alpha Magnicente base in the township of Cotonou.

Hearts of Oak, as part of their today’s training schedule will have a light morning shake up and as per the competition regulation, the team will train at the match day venue (Stade Cotonou II at 3pm), 24 hours before the tomorrow’s second leg clash at 3pm.

The Phobians seek for a qualification into the next stage of the competition and go into the Saturday’s clash with a 1-0 first leg advantage from the Accra first leg two weeks ago.

The winner of this tie will earn a berth to the next phase, the first qualifying round of Africa’s second biggest club tournament.

Hearts of Oak were the first ever winners of course back in 2004 when they defeated sworn rivals, Asante Kotoko in an historic all-Ghanaian final.

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