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Disappointing As Hearts of Oak Crashed Out In 4-0 Defeat To JS Saoura In Confederation Cup



Disappointing As Hearts of Oak Crashed Out In 4-0 Defeat To JS Saoura In Confederation Cup

Hearts of Oak’s hope of playing in the group phase of the CAF Confederations Cup has been crashed out after losing 4-0 to JS Saoura.

The reigning Ghana Premier League champions were hosted by the Algerian side in the second leg playoffs.

The Phobians last weekend defeated the opponent 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium when the first leg of the tie was played.

With that advantage, Hearts of Oak were hoping to avoid a humiliating result to advance to the group stage of the CAF inter-club competition.

Unfortunately, a disastrous performance from the Phobians has seen the side losing 4-0 at the end of the 90 minutes.

The result means that Hearts of Oak have been defeated 4-2 on aggregate by JS Saoura and hence cannot progress to the money zone of the CAF Confederations Cup.

The Ghanaian giants will return home and turn attention to the Ghana Premier League where they are yet to record a single win after playing four matches this season.

Meanwhile, Accra Hearts of Oak bitter rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko unbeating run the ongoing Ghana Premier League came to a disappointing end as King Faisal won the bragging rights in the local derby.

The matchday six games was headlined by Kotoko lost to King Faisal at the Baba Yara Sports Studium on Sunday.

Asante Kotoko relinquished their top spot in the league after a 3-2 defeat to King Faisal in the Kumasi derby.

A hat-trick from Zubairu Ibrahim helped King Faisal defeat local rivals, Asante Kotoko in a 5-goal thriller at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Ibrahim stunned the hosts when he scored two quick goals to put King Faisal 2-0 up inside 18 minutes. Kotoko’s Cameroonian striker, Omgba Mfegue responded, scoring a brace in the second half before Zubairu scored his third as Nurudeen Amadu’s men held on for a famous win.

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