Hearts of Oak have been fined by the CAF Champions League committee over the poor state of the Accra Sports Stadium, according to Accra-based radio station Angel FM.
The Competition Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slapped Hearts of Oak with a fine around the region of $5000 after their 2-0 win over Guinean top-flight outfit CI Kamsar.
CAF fines Hearts were found culpable by the Competition committee over the poor nature of the Accra Sports Stadium pitch.
CAF has ushered the Ghanaian giants to fix the problem — the bad nature of the pitch — at the Accra Sports Stadium before their game against Moroccan giants next month.
Hearts of Oak will host Moroccan heavyweights Wydad Athletic Club commonly known as WAC or simply as Wydad on October 15th before making a trip to Rabat for the reverse leg tie.
The winner of the two-legged fixture will advance to the group stages of the 2021/22 CAF Champions League.
On records, Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, commonly referred to as Hearts of Oak or just Hearts, is a professional sports club based in Accra, Ghana. Founded in 1911, the club is the oldest surviving football club in Ghana and its traditional colors are red, yellow and blue.
On the other hand, Wydad Athletic Club commonly known as WAC or simply as Wydad is a Moroccan sports club based in Casablanca. Wydad AC is best known for its professional football team that competes in the Botola, the top tier of the Moroccan football league system and have never been relegated from it.