Accra Hearts of Oak beat AS Real Bamako 1-0 in Accra on Sunday but failed to qualify from the preliminary round following the 3-0 first-leg loss far away in Mali. Caleb Amankwah scored the only goal in the 89th minute which proved just a consolation in two legs.
Details emerging a day after the match has shown that someone had revealed some supposed tricks of the former African champions to overturn the 3-0 deficit in Accra. The WhatsApp chats that Ghanasportsonline first published showed the purported conversations revealing some tricks on how the Malians can overcome the Ghanaians.
In the chats, the person advised an official of Real Bamako to go to the dressing room with urine or anointing oil to undo a spell Hearts of Oak would perform. According to the chats, Hearts of Oak will sprinkle blood, meat and flowers in the dressing room. And AS Real Bamako must use either urine or anointing oil to undo the spell.
According to the WhatsApp chats, Hearts of Oak have done it before, previously overcoming St. George who had beaten the Ghanaian giants 4-0 away in Ethiopia.
The Real Bamako official promised that they will do their best to overcome the challenge while assuring that they have prepared for Hearts. The anonymous friend of AS Bamako then asked the Malian club official to not disappoint because he doesn’t want anything but the elimination of Hearts of Oak as his reward.
Hearts of Oak qualified ahead of St. George in the 2006 Champions League despite trailing 4-2 on aggregate. St. George walked off while 2-0 down in Accra in the second leg to protest poor officiating.
See screenshots of the chats below.