Heartland were comprehensive 4-0 winners against Black Star of
Liberia in Owerri.
Liberia's Triple Champs Black Star
Nigeria's Heartland FC are back in style in Africa's foremost competition
after they trounced Black Stars of Liberia 4-0 in a Caf Champions
League first round, first leg match in the southeast town of Owerri
The host team opened scoring after just two minutes through
experienced defender Ike ThankGod, who rose above the Liberians'
defence to head home from a freekick.
There were also goals from Ghanaian imports, Addae Owusu and Aziz
Ansah, who netted from the penalty spot on 46 minutes.
Stanley Okoro was also on target for the team formerly known as
Heartland coach, Okey Emordi, said he is now looking beyond the
"I expected a lot more from my team but the Liberians put up a fight
especially in the second half. All the same, I don't expect any
problems in the return leg in Liberia," said Emordi.
In other Champions League matches, Angola's Primeiro Agosto beat
Renaissance Aiglons (Congo-Brazzaville) 5-2, Supersport United
(South Africa) defeated Curepipe (Mauritius) 3-0 and Monomatapa
(Zimbabwe) beat Miembeni (Zanzibar) 2-0.
Petro Atletico (Angola) trounced Royal Leopards (Swaziland) 3-0 and
AS Douanes (Senegal) were 3-1 winners over Ports Authority (Sierra
Samm Audu, Goal.com