The resumption of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League group stages on Friday, December 1, lived up to expectations with two thrilling matches that kept football enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.
The Algerians, coming off a 3-0 victory over Young Africans, took the lead with Abdelraouf Benguit converting a penalty in the 39th minute.
Undeterred, the Ghanaians, backed by home support, pressed forward and found an equalizer just before halftime through Daniel Lomotey.
In a stunning turn of events, Mamudu Kamaradin secured a 2-1 victory for the hosts in additional time, sealing a remarkable win over their North African opponents.
In Sudan, Al Hilal rose to the top of Group C with a commanding 3-1 victory over ES Tunis in a simultaneous fixture.
The hosts seized an early lead in the 8th minute, courtesy of an own goal by Yassine Meriah. Mohamed Abdelrahman extended the lead in the 15th minute with a penalty.
Despite Kebba Sowe's goal in the 59th minute hinting at a comeback for ES Tunis, Pape N'Diaye's strike in the 78th minute shattered their hopes as they suffered their first loss in the group stages.
The outcomes of these matches have thrown Group C into intense competition, with ES Sahel set to host Petro de Luanda on Saturday evening.