Kwame Opoku scores on USM Alger debut in derby victory over MC Alger


The budding talent repaid his new club’s technical team with a goal when he was handed his maiden appearance in a derby on Saturday

Former Asante Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku was on target when USM Alger defeated MC Alger 2-0 in Algerian Coupe de Ligue on Saturday.

Opoku, who was making his bow for the North African side on his 22nd birthday, connected a pass from his teammate and calmly raced on to slot it home for the opener by the 19th minute.

Although, MC Alger doubled their efforts in search of the equaliser before the break, Opoku’s effort stood as the only difference in the first half.

Former Dreams FC striker Joseph Esso also came close to find the equaliser for visitors MC Alger after the break but his shot was blocked.

Deep in additional time, new arrival Zakaria Naïdji added the icing to the cake after he stretched to connect a cross and put the game to bed for USM Alger.

Opoku joined USM Alger in a four-and-a-half year deal in March and was close to making his debut in midweek against E.S Setif in the league.


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