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CAF fine Hearts of Oak $5k for poor pitch, could play WAC game at another venue

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Ghana’s sole representative in Champions League, Hearts of Oak $5,000 due to the poor nature of the Accra Sports Stadium during their game against Guinean side CI Kamsar.

According to CAF, the standard of the pitch was below the expectations which made it difficult for both Hearts and Kamsar to exhibit good football in the preliminary round fixture.

With Hearts now preparing to host Moroccan giants Wydad Athletic Club on October 22 at the same venue, CAF have warned Hearts to improve the quality of the pitch or the game will be move out of Accra.

If Hearts are unable to meet the requirements of CAF, it is likely the game will be moved to the Cape Coast Sports Stadium since that was the alternative home ground the Phobians chose before the start of the competition.

Cape Coast has been hosting Ghana’s games in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and it was the same venue where the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers were held.

Credit: AshesGyamera

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