CAF Confederation Cup: Herbert Addo names strong side to face Esperance Isaac Mensah returns, Fiamenyo starts upfront

By El Akyereko Frimpong
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Accra Hearts of Oak head coach Herbert Addo has restored youngster Isaac Mensah to his starting line-up to face Tunisian giants Esperance in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday evening, can confirm.

The 19-year-old returns to the line-up in attacking midfield after being dropped to the bench in the 1-0 home reverse against AC Djoliba at the Accra Sports Stadium a fortnight ago.

Mensah is expected to provide a vicious avenue for arrowhead Gilbert Fiamenyo who will be partnered by Togolese international Komi Foovi Aguidi upfront.

Ivorian Robin Gnagne is returns to claim the armband as he pairs with Philip Boampong in central defence while Fatau Mohammed replaces the absent Owusu Bempah who is on international duty with Ghana’s U20 side.

Isaac Oduro also returns after missing out on suspension.

While Richard Yamoah, Paul Acquah and Emmanuel Sarbah Laryea complete the midfield trident.

Hearts return to Esperance after 15 years when they defeated the 26-time Tunisian champions to win the CAF Champions League title.

Hearts XI vs Esperance: Abdoulaye Soulama – Isaac Oduro, Fatau Mohammed, Robin Gnagne (C) Philip Boampong – Emmanuel Sarbah Laryea, Richard Yamoah, Paul Acquah, Isaac Mensah – Foovi Aguidi, Gilbert Fiamenyo.

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