African rookies Aduana snatch dramatic CAF Cup draw

African rookies Aduana Stars of Ghana came from behind three times to snatch a stoppage-time 3-3 draw with Raja Casablanca of Morocco Wednesday in the CAF Confederation Cup group phase.

Mahmoud Benhalib twice and Lema Mabidi put Raja in front only for Aduana to level through goals from Oba Ikama, Caleb Amankwah and Nathaniel Asamoah.

Asamoah scored on 95 minutes to earn Stars a first point in Group A after they fell 1-0 away to ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast in the opening series of mini-league matches.

Aduana against Raja appeared a mismatch on paper with the Ghanaians playing African group-phase football for the first time while regular campaigners Raja have won five CAF titles.

In the same group, V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo recovered from conceding an early goal to beat…

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