Algerian side JS Saoura to arrive in Ghana on Thursday ahead of first leg Caf Confederation Cup play-off against Hearts of Oak

Algerian side Jeunesse Sportive de la Saoura(JS Saoura) are expected to arrive in Ghana on Thursday ahead of their CAF Confederations Cup game against Hearts of Oak.

The first leg of the preliminary round is set to take place at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, November 28. Hence, the Algerian side is set to arrive three days before the match.

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JS Saoura eliminated ASAC Concorde in the second preliminary round, beating the latter 3-2 on aggregate. Whereas Hearts have drooped into the CAF second-tier competition after a 6-2 defeat to Moroccan side Wydad Athletic Club.

Hearts and Saoura were paired for the last playoff round for a place in the group stage of the competition.

JS Saoura after four games in the Algerian Ligue 1 sit 4th on the table with 7 points, while Hearts of Oak occupy the last but two positions on the Ghana Premier League table after four games with 3 points.

With the first leg scheduled for the weekend, the second leg is slated for December 5 at Stade 20 Août 1955.

Hearts NLA deal

Hearts of Oak could soon land a lucrative sponsorship deal from National Lottery Authority to boost their financial capacity this season.

The Premier League champions are already scouted by the lotto institution and could be offered a 1M Ghana Cedis (10 billion old cedis) a-week sponsorship deal in coming days according to reports.

If the deal is completed, Ghana Premier League giants will be 2M Ghana Cedis a-week richer (20 bilion old cedis) at the end of November 2021 having received similar amount from Ghana’s President.

The Ghana Premier League champions will be cashing out big time after the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pledged to help their Africa campaign with one million Ghana cedis.

Akufo-Addo made the pledge when a delegation from Hearts of Oak paid a courtesy call on him on Monday to present the trophies they won in the 2020/2021 GPL season to him.

“Hearts of Oak pays courtesy call to President Akufo-Addo…President pledges GHS 1m support to Hearts,” Accra Hearts confirmed in a tweet.

But Kumasi-based Pure FM has also reported that the Phobians will be receiving a one million Ghana cedis sponsorship package from the National Lottery Authority in the coming days.

NLA has already signed a one million Ghana cedis sponsorship package with Asante Kotoko and the reports state that they will be doing the same thing for Accra Hearts of Oak.

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