The former centre-back has advised the Phobians ahead of the Caf Champions League game over the weekend
Former Asante Kotoko captain Joe Hendricks believes Hearts of Oak must be clinical upfront and avoid unnecessary tackles in their game against Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco on Sunday.
The Phobians will host the North African giants in the first leg of the tie at the Accra Sports Stadium and the winner after the two legs will book its place in the group stage.
“Hearts of Oak had a splendid form last season and if they want to qualify for the group stage, they must beat Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco convincingly in the first leg in Accra,” Hendricks told Ahoto FM.
“They should avoid unnecessary fouls that can give WAC a goal on Sunday. The defenders should be very careful and the strikers must also utilize every chance that come their way.
“You can’t be missing chances and expect to qualify to the group stage especially when you are playing against North Africwn opponents,” he added.
Hearts defeated CI Kamsar from Guinea in the preliminary round but Wydad Athletic Club were drawn bye and would only be playing their first game on Sunday.
AshesGyamera’s sources have revealed that Wydad Athletic Club will arrive in Ghana without their head coach after he was tested positive of COVID-19.
Also, their captain and one midfielder have been ruled out of the game due to different reasons.
Meanwhile, the founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana, Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has urged Hearts of Oak players to defeat Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in the first leg of the Caf Champions League and receive a package of GH₵1,000 each.