Hearts Oak host JS Saoura

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Hearts of Oak face JS Saoura in Confederations Cup

Hearts of Oak the only Ghanaian club to eliminate an Algerian team

Sekondi Hasaacas, first Ghanaian team to play in an Algerian club

Hearts of Oak faces JS Saoura during the CAF Confederations Cup, Sunday, November 28, at the sports stadium in Accra.

The Phobians hope to win in the first leg of the final preliminary round which is set for kick-off at 3pm.

Although this is the first time the two teams have faced each other, it is not the first time that a Ghanaian team has faced an Algerian team.

Local football historian Bright Yeboag Taylor of Angel Broadcasting Network has compiled all the statistics between clubs in the two countries.

According to statistics, Hearts of Oak is the only Ghanaian team to have eliminated an Algerian team.

Learn more below

ALGERIAN CLUBS AGAINST GHANEAN CLUBS FACE TO FACE SINCE 1980.

Total matches played – 36
Algerian clubs wins – 18
Goals scored – 53
Ghanaian clubs wins – 10
Goals scored – 32
Drawn Games – 8

MEETINGS IN GHANA
Total matches played – 18
Ghanaian clubs wins – 10
Goals scored – 24
Algerian clubs wins – 3
Goals scored – 14
Draw games – 5

MEETINGS IN ALGERIA
Total matches played – 18
Algerian clubs wins – 15
Goals scored – 39
Ghanaian clubs win – 0
Goals scored – 8
Drawn games – 3

Ghanaian clubs have only been able to eliminate Algerian opponents once. It was Accra Hearts of Oak in 1982 against USK Algiers in the Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals. It was under the direction of coach Ben Koffie.

Dr Abbey was the interim Chairman of the Board of Hearts of Oak following the resignation of Mr Tommy Thompson.

1st step
USK Alger 2-1 Hearts of Oak

2nd step
Hearts of Oak 2-0 USM Algiers

Robert Hammond has scored all Hearts of Oak goals


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