Tuesday Nov 30, 2021. 16:00
Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu has expressed his unhappiness at his team’s profligacy against JA Saoura in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Ghanaian champions put aside their domestic struggles with a 2-0 home win over the Algerian club in the first leg of their CAFCC playoff tie.
Ibrahim Salifu and Isaac Agyenim Boateng scored either side of half time to give Hearts victory, though Boadu was not happy that his team did not win by a bigger margin.
The Phobians boss no doubt wants to avoid a similar scenario to their recent CAF Champions League tie: Hearts beat Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca 1-0 at home in the first leg, but were then crushed 6-1 in the return game in North Africa to exit the premier continental competition.
“I saw their [Saoura’s] training at the McDan Town Park. Tactically they are good and have better and quick movements,” he is quoted by Ghana Soccernet.
“We knew they deal with long balls sometimes so we did all we could to stop their supplies.
“I’m not happy with the scoreline because we created a lot of opportunities but [it] is quite unfortunate we couldn’t take all those chances.
“We have learnt a lot from the WAC [Wydad] game heading into the second leg.”
The return leg of the CAFCC tie will be played in Algeria on Sunday 5 December, with the aggregate winners advancing into the group stage of the competition.