Former Asante Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku has warned Hearts of Oak not to underestimate JS Saoura.
The Ghanaian Premier League team will play against the Algerian club in the playoffs of the Caf Confederations Cup after they are eliminated from the Champions League.
Hearts of Oak suffered a 6-2 aggregate result against Wydad Athletic Club in the playoffs.
Since the Phobians will face Saoura in the first leg in November, Opoku has pleaded with Samuel Boadu and his protégés to take their chances and not underestimate their opponents.
“I see Hearts of Oak have the upper hand over her (JS Saoura),” Opoku, who plays for USM Alger, told Kumasi-based Ashh FM.
“It’s because Saoura will come to Ghana for the first leg and they won’t open up, they won’t let the game flow so as not to concede a lot of goals and so we have the advantage.
“We have to make sure that we kill the game here, otherwise it will be very difficult there in Bechar,” he added.
Hearts of Oak begin their title defense in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday with a home game against Legon Cities at the Accra Sports Stadium.