Blue Jeans promise Hearts

SHOULD Accra Hearts of Oak secure qualification to the group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup, each player will receive GH ¢1,000.

Budget Cash and Carry energy drink company, sole importers of Blue Jeans Energy Drink, announced the package during a short ceremony in Accra yesterday.

The move is to serve as a boost to the side ahead of their two-legged ties against the Tunisian outfit.

The top company is first to offer such a practical financial support to the only surviving Ghanaian side in Africa inter-club competition this year and will also give them products which will exceed the financial reward of GH¢30,000.

Hearts players earn GH¢500 as winning bonuses for away matches and a further GH¢ ¢300 for home wins, which means a further GH¢1000 will enhance their pockets, provided they negotiate qualification to the money zone of the competition.

But the giant energy company has upped the financial package to the side to inspire them to qualify to the group phase of the competition with ceremony expected to take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra. (4pm local time).

The African champions in 2000 have arrived in Tunis for the first leg tie on Sunday before returning home for the reverse fixture in two weeks time.

Meanwhile, Hearts have announced a strong 18-man squad for their CAF Confederation Cup first leg against Esperance on Sunday.

The squad excludes striker Selasie Adjei and midfielder Emmanuel Hayford who failed the late fitness test.

But captain Robin Gnange returns to the squad after missing the return leg against Djoliba due to suspension.

Goalkeepers: Soulama Abdoulaye, Tetteh Luggard

Defenders: Fatawu Mohammed, Isaac Oduro, Ruben Gnagne, Phillip Boampong, Kweku Andoh, Vincent Atinga

Midfielders: Emmanuel Sabahn Laryea, Richard Yamoah, Paul Acquah, Leonard Tawiah, Isaac Mensah, Thomas Abbey, Kofi Abanga,

Attackers: Gilbert Fiamenyor, Foovi Aguidi, Eric Kumi

From Times Sports Desk

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