Former Asante Kotoko forward, Kwame Opoku wants Hearts of Oak to prepare for a strong side in JS Saoura ahead of their 2021/22 Caf Confederation Cup playoffs.
The Ghanaian champions suffered a humiliating elimination last Sunday losing 6-1 (6-2 agg.) in Casablanca.
Opoku – who moved from Kotoko to Algeria’s USM Alger in the middle of last season – knows a thing or two about the opponents of Hearts of Oak and has given a strong warning.
“The team is financially stable. No one should underrate them. They invest well in the playing squad. In my first game played for USMA, we played against them and I can say that they are a really good side.
“Just last two weeks they came down to beat us on our own turf and so you could imagine how good they are” Kwame Opoku revealed on Kumasi-based Ashh FM on Tuesday.
Opoku, who played against Hearts in the Ghana Premier League last season (0-0) before making the move to USM Alger, went ahead to wish the Phobians well :
“Let me wish Hearts of Oak well in their upcoming games against Saoura.
“Most of the times they are based in Algiers, they train in Algiers, do everything here. They only go to Saoura to play their home games. In terms of Africa, they play their home games at our stadium (USMA).
Hearts welcome their Algerian opponents on November 28 at the Accra Sports Stadium before heading to Algiers for the return fixture on December 5.