Ghana Premier League champions Accra Hearts of Oak could be walking over Guinean opponentw CI Kamsar in the CAF Champions League preliminary matches following a reported military coup in Conakry.
Wide range of reports coming from Guinea say the military attempted a coup d’état against President Alpha Condé and his government in the early hours of Sunday, September 5.
“Since 8 am (local time), automatic weapon fire has been ringing in Kaloum, the business and administrative district and the headquarters of the presidential palace,” local media reported.
The newspaper noted that “the reasons for these shots which terrorize the population” are not known for the moment (11h UT).
“All the streets have been deserted, while heavy gunfire continues. The soldiers, visibly unhappy, empty the magazines of their weapons, while the inhabitants of Kaloum remain holed up, terrorized and worried”.
Hearts of Oak are set to make a trip to Conakry to battle out with CI Kamsar in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League first leg tie on September 12 before the reverse tie on September 19 in Accra.
Following the Coup d’etat happening in Guinea, Confederation of African Football (CAF) will be considering the safety of players and match officials due to unrest.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH