Hearts of Oak apologise to their fans following a dismal defeat in Morocco in the CAF Champions League.
Hearts of Oak have extended an apology to fans following their heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Wydad Athletic Club in the CAF Champions League
Hearts, who had a slim lead going into the second leg, were humiliated, behind by four goals after the first half.
In a game in which Hearts conceded three times from set-pieces and once from a penalty, the defence was all over the place – but not in the right position at the right time.
The team blamed the drubbing on the inexperience of the bulk of their players and coaching staff, according to their press release.
“We suffered a heartbreaking setback in Morocco because we were far from our best on the night. We know we’re capable of far more than the performance we put up in Morocco.
“However, it was a fantastic learning experience for our young players and technical team, with the bulk of them getting their first taste of continental football away from home,” according to the statement.
Hearts have appealed to fans to support the club, promising to use the humiliation as motivation to improve in the CAF Confederation Cup.
“We have an opportunity to redeem ourselves in the Confederations Cup, and the essential lesson we learned in Morocco will motivate us to overcome our current setback.”
“We apologize to our fans for not delivering the ultimate fantasy,” the statement said, “but we believe now is the time when the team needs you.”
Below is the press release: