In a riveting display of football, Medeama SC, the Ghanaian side, emerged victorious against the visiting Algerian team CR Belouizdad. The match, a part of the second round of the group stage for the CAF Champions League, ended with a close score-line of 2-1. The excitement was palpable right from the onset, with the eighth-minute shot from Medeama's Baba Musah grazing the crossbar.
The match was not without controversy. A penalty appeal by CR Belouizdad's Abdelrahman Meziane in the 24th minute went unheard by the referee, stoking the flames of tension on the field. The drama continued with a quick substitution in the 27th minute, as a result of an injury to Chaib Keddad. His replacement, Ashraf Bourdrama took to the field, adding a fresh dynamic to the Algerian side's game.
Turning Point: Penalties and Equalizers
A turning point in the match came when a penalty was awarded to CR Belouizdad in the 37th minute, following a foul on Issac Boussouf inside the box. The penalty was converted into a goal by Raouf Benguit in the 39th minute, giving the Algerian side a lead. But Medeama didn't falter and responded in the 45th minute with a free kick by Mamadou Camara. The ball found its way to the back of the net after a deflection by Daniel Egyin, leveling the score at halftime.
In a dramatic finale, Mamadou Camara, who had been instrumental in getting the equalizer, scored the winning goal for Medeama in the 94th minute. His shot was assisted by Kwadwo Amoako and sealed the victory for the Ghanaian side. With this win, Medeama now stands level with Al Ahly and CR Belouizdad, each team having 3 points in the tournament. The stage is now set for Al Ahly to face Young Africans of Tanzania on December 2nd.