Amos Frimpong has admitted it will be difficult for Club Industriel de Kamsar to beat Hearts of Oak in the first preliminary round of the 2021/22 Caf Champions League.
The former Asante Kotoko captain signed for the Guinean club last week.
The Phobians were drawn against them in the first preliminaries of the Caf Champions League last Friday.
The Phobians will travel to Guinea first for the first leg between 10-12 September before playing the second leg in Ghana between 17 and 19 September.
Frimpong, who played against the domestic double winners in his time with Eleven Wonders last season, believes Hearts of Oak are hard to beat in 90 minutes.
“Currently, any team preparing to play against Hearts Of Oak needs to work extra hard, ” he told Hello FM. “This is because everything is on the rise at the club. The players are very confident.
“I recall that during my time with Eleven Wonders Hearts picked the three points, but we played a determined game on that day.
“I watched their games against Medeama and Ashantigold in the MTN FA Cup and based on what I saw, I believe it will take discipline and a hard-working team to defeat Hearts Of Oak in 90 minutes.”
Amos Frimpong, however, is holding on to the belief that his side will triumph over the 21-time Ghana champions in the two ties.
“But everything is possible in this world, so Hearts are beatable,” he added.
“I have trained with my new team, and I can say that they have quality players to compete or match Hearts of Oak boot for boot.
“We are preparing very well and I know that after the two legs, my club will progress to the second preliminary round.”
The winner over the two ties will face Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in the second preliminary round.