Hearts of Oak will host Wydad Casablanca in a CAF Champions League fixture on October 17, 2021.

It’s the second outing between the Phobians and Moroccan opposition after they met Raja Casablanca in 1999.

Wydad founded on May 8, 1937 and handled by 2004 Nations Cup beaten finalist Walid Redragui have won the CAF Champions League twice in 1992 and 2017.

They have also faced Ghanaian opposition in 1987, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2011.

In 1987, Asante Kotoko eliminated them from the CAF Champions League, after a 1-1 draw at Mohamed V Stadium, the Porcupine Warriors cruised to a 2-0 win in Kumasi.

Ebusua Dwarfs also knocked them out of the defunct CAF Winners Cup in 2000.

The Moroccans easily won 2-1 at home but were undone in Cape Coast thanks to a brace by Stephen Owusu.

They met Kotoko in the 2002 Cup Winners Cup Final played over two legs.

Mohamed Madihi’s solitary goal cushioned Wydad to a comfortable triumph in Casablanca.

In the decisive leg played at Kumasi’s Baba Yara Stadium, Aziz Ansah and Michael Osei netted to spark euphoric scenes but Luis Oscar Fullone Arce’s side grabbed a vital away goal through Mustapha Talha to clinch the diadem.

Both teams clashed in the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup.

Nana Arhin Duah and Yusif Alhassan Chibsah scored as Kotoko posted a 2-0 win over Wydad in Kumasi.

Shilla Alhassan cancelled out Mourad Erraji’ s strike in Casablanca as both sides settled for a draw.

Wydad hammered Aduana Stars 3-0 in a 2011 CAF Champions League tie at home.

Moucine Iajour notched a brace and Abderrahim Benkhajj added a third at the capacious Mohammed V Stadium.

Bernard Dong-Bortey struck as Aduana Stars cruised to a slim 1-0 win at home.

The Moroccans who boasts of Muad Ellaifi from Libya, Tanzania’s Simon Happygod Msuva and Congo’s Guy Mpenza are yet to win on Ghanaian soil in five outings.

Source: Reuben Addo