Ghanaian side, Accra Hearts of Oak showed great character to eliminate Senegalese side, Olympic de Ngor by winning 2-3 in the second leg tie in Senegal aggregating the score line 5-3.
The Phobians have advanced into the next stage of the ongoing CAF Confederation cup competition.
It was a jerky open minutes for the Phobians as the home side; Olympic de Ngor struck the first goal in the 9th minute after Yannick Gomis shimmied his way past three Hearts of Oak defense. The home side nearly doubled their lead three minutes later but the Hearts of Oak defense did very well to foil the home side’s attack.
The Phobians started warming themselves into the game as they began creating goal scoring opportunities but the miscommunication between the front men and the selfish display on the part of their leading marksman Gilbert Fiamenyo let the team down.
In the 37th minute Eric Kumi replaced injured Gilbert Fiamenyo which positively yielded dividend for the Phobians as Hearts of Oak looked more dangerous upfront.
From recess, the Phobians took the game to the home side and in the 58th minute substitute Eric Kumi drew level for the Phobians, Two minutes later captain, Ruben Gnagne shot Hearts of Oak into the lead from the spot after Isaac Mensah teed up Foov Agudi but Diallo in post for Olympic de Ngor brought down his man in the penalty box.
The home side never gave up and in the 68 minutes, Mohammed Senne pulled even for Olympics de Ngor as they mounted intense pressure on the Phobians searching for more goals but later in the game Paul Acquah put the game beyond the reach of the host with a 25 yard strike as the game ended 2-3 advantage Hearts of Oak.
The Ghanaian side set a date against Djoliba from Mali in the next stage of the competition.