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Former Asante Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku scores in Algeria to rescue a point for his side

Former Asante Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku returned to action to help his side earned a precious point in their Algerian home league game played on Saturday.

Opoku, who was transferred to USM Alger in the middle of last season by Kotoko, started the game against HB Chelghoum and lasted 68 minutes as they drew 1-1 after 90 minutes.

The Ghana international, scored in the 27th minute for his side to cancel out the opener by the visitors in their 23rd league game of the season as the points were shared.

The Ghanaian has been hampered by injuries since joining the Algerian giants and, was playing only his seventh game of the campaign.

He will hope to build on this performance going forward as USM Alger seek to push for a place in continental competition next season.

They are fifth on the table with 37 points, eight behind the leaders CR Belouizdad who have played 20 matches.

USM Alger will next play giants JS Kabylie in an away game that has been fixed for Friday, April 1 in Algiers.

Kwame Opoku will hope to be in the squad for this encounter as he builds on his confidence for a possible return to the Ghana national team.

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Algerian Asante Kotoko Ghana HB Chelghoum Kwame Opoku

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