Well-acclaimed Ghanaian football historian Bright Yeboah Taylor has shared intriguing details on the number of times Ghanaian clubs have clashed with Algerian clubs in CAF interclub competition knockout ties.
Hearts of Oak, champions of Ghana, have been drawn against JS Saoura from the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 in the CAF Confederation Cup knockout stages.
After failing to progress to the CAF Champions League following a 6-2 aggregate loss to Moroccan outfit Wydad Athletic Club – another North African side, the Ghanaian treble winners will be eyeing victory over the club from the Béchar Province to advance to the group stages of the competition.
However, renowned Ghanaian football historian Taylor suggests the journey won’t be that easy for the Phobians per the history of Ghanaian clubs against Algerians.
He tweeted details right after the draw was done.
Ghana vs Algeria clubs in a knockout tie – 15 times.
Ghanaian Clubs have been able to eliminate Algerian opponents just ONCE.
That was Hearts in 1982 against USM Alger in the Quarter-finals of the Cup Winners Cup.
Under the stewardship of the late coach Ben Koffie. Hearts lost 2-1 in the first leg tie in Algiers but won 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium to progress.
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