Kofi Kordzi and Salim Adams’ second-half goals were enough as Hearts of Oak seal a 2-0 victory over CL Kamsar in the Caf Champions League preliminary game.
The Phobians needed a result in the one-legged tie at the Accra Sports Stadium to qualify to the next round of the competition.
The Ghana Premier League champions got the job done with the next round still left to be played to secure a place in the group stages of the competition.
The Guinean club actually started the game brightly and created some opportunities, even finding the net at some point but the goal was ruled out due to an infringement.
Hearts of Oak, however, slowly grew into the tie and dominated possession till the end of the first half.
In the second half, the Phobians kept the pressure up whilst CL Kamsar started some time-wasting tactics.
Fortunately for the hosts, Kofi Kordzi, who came on as a substitute, made a huge mark. After starting the move which led to a close-range free-kick, the striker blasted the ball into the net from the set-piece, delighting the technical team.
During injury time, Salim Adams, who was also a substitute, sealed the result with a power driver from the edge of the box.
Following the results, Hearts of Oak will now battle out with Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in the next round of the 2021/22 CAF Champions League preliminary round on October 20.
Meanwhile, Kumasi Asante Kotoko have named coach Prosper Narteh Ogum as Mariano Barreto replacement after parting ways with the Portuguese coach.
We're delighted to announce Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum as our new Head Coach.
The Sports Psychologist , Educationist and Coach joins us on a 2-year deal from WAFA, having previously handled UCC Soccer Team, Elmina Sharks, Dwarfs and Karela Utd.#AKSC #obenfo pic.twitter.com/8XyePmKzKl
— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) September 19, 2021
The soft-spoken gaffer joined the Porcupine Warriors on a two-year-deal from West Africa Football Academy [WAFA].
Narteh is expected to name his own backroom staff with the current technical team expected to be dissolved.
The University of Cape Coast lecturer guided WAFA to a third-place finish in the just ended Ghana Premier League season accumulating 56 points in what appears to be the best season for the academy lads since they joined the premiership.
Prosper Narteh Ogum is a Sports Psychologist and Educationist. He has previously handled UCC Soccer Team, Elmina Sharks, Dwarfs and Karela United.
Dr Ogum is currently the deputy manager for the Ghana Black Stars B.