Leading football historian Bright Yeboah Taylor reveals how Ghanaian clubs fared in knockout matches against Algerian clubs. Listen.

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Renowned Ghanaian football historian Bright Yeboah Taylor has shared fascinating details about how often Ghanaian clubs deal with Algerian clubs in K.

Hearts of Oak, champions of Ghana, have drawn in the knockout round of the CAF Confederation Cup against JS Saoura from the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

After the Ghanaian triple winner did not move into the CAF Champions League after a 6-2 aggregate defeat against the Moroccan club Wydad Athletic Club – another North African team – he will keep an eye on the victory over the club from the province of Béchar, to get into the group stage of the competition.

However, renowned Ghanaian football historian Taylor suggests that the journey will not be as easy for the phobians as it is in the history of the Ghanaian clubs against the Algerians.

He tweeted details right after the draw.

Ghana v Algeria clubs in the knockout game – 15 times.

Ghanaian clubs could only eliminate Algerian opponents ONCE.

That was Hearts in the quarterfinals of the Cup Winners Cup against USM Alger in 1982.

Under the direction of the late coach Ben Koffie. Hearts lost 2-1 in the first leg in Algiers but won 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium to advance.

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