Should the Phobians cross this daunting hurdle against the former African champions, they will feature in the group stages of the most prestigious club competition on the continent for the first time in 2006.

Ahead of their clash with WAC, the 2000 CAF Champions League winners tore lower tier club, Dzida FC into irreparable shreds but many connoisseurs of the game argue the recent long-standing absence of the Phobians and the performance of Wydad on the continent, will be too difficult a hurdle to cross.

But holding a divergent view, the official spokesperson of the club contends their Sunday opponents, Wydad, are not bigger than them.

“Wydad Athletic Club are not bigger than Hearts Of Oak,” Opare Addo told Kumasi-based radio station Sikka 89.5 FM.

Meanwhile, the Phobians have signed a tripartite agreement with Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim and Major League Soccer outfit FC Cincinnati.

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