Samuel Akurugu Envisages Hearts of Oak’s Imminent Return To Africa

Young shot stopper for Accra Hearts of Oak Samuel Akurugu has tipped his capital based side for an imminent return to Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) competitions after a long spell out of the continental showdown.

The former Hasaacas custodian who joined the Oak family in the Ghanaian transfer window acknowledged the quantum of mileage that comes with African competitions and he is relishing the chance to having a practical feel of it.

Accra Hearts Oak last won the league title eight years ago but has their eyes set on ending their domestic hoodoo when the 2016 Ghana Premier League season kicks off next week.

Akurugu, 20, made his mark while plying his trade with Sekondi Hasmaal Hasaacas but revealed his long term affection for the phobians due to their strong history in CAF assignments.

The highly rated custodian admitted living the dream after inking a professional deal with the 20 times league champions.

“It is every young player’s dream to play for a big club in the near future , so I worked hard to fulfil my dreams.

The moment you get the chance to play for Hearts of Oak you become one of the strongest name in Ghana and Africa. It was one of the factors that motivated me as it topped my priority”, Akurugu told sports crusader.

The phobians are expected to make a serious assault on the title when the new domestic football calendar officially kicks off on February 20, 2016 across all eight match centres.

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