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Edward Nii Odoom - Hearts of Oak have the team to compete in Africa

Published on: 05 June 2020

Hearts of Oak coach Edward Nii Odoom insists he has a strong team enough to compete in Africa inter-clubs competitions should conditions allow it.

Odoom has been in charge of Hearts of Oak on an interim basis after Kim Grant was sacked following a 1-0 loss to Berekum Chelsea in the Ghana Premier League opener this season.

The Phobians struggled for consistency before the suspension of the Ghana Premier League season on 15 March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Hearts of Oak are sitting at the 8th position on the premiership standings after fourteen rounds.

"When it is about playing in Africa, my team is ready but we cannot play because of COVID-19," he said.

"But the conditions around the coronavirus pandemic can’t make us play in Africa. This is because you wouldn’t know the actual conditions in the country you are going to play in. You have to ensure that everyone is safe."

Hearts of Oak have not played in continental competitions since 2015 where they succumbed to Esperance de Tunis in the play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

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