Ghana came from behind to beat Morocco 2-1 to win the amputee football title in Accra ©African Paralympic Committee/Instagram

Hosts Ghana gained revenge over Morocco with a comeback 2-1 victory to clinch the amputee football title at the first-ever African Para Games in Accra.

The Ghanaian team suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Morocco in the group stages at MacDan Park on Friday (September 8).

Looking to back up that victory, Morocco got off to a fine start in the final before pouncing on a mistake in midfield to score the opener on 38 minutes.

But Ghana refused to give in as they bounced back in the second half and staged a thrilling late fightback.

Hamza Mohammed drew Ghana level before captain Richard Attah scored the winner in extra time.

Today also saw Alwande Sikhosana overcame Leon Els 6-2, 6-3 in an all-South African men’s singles final.

It was Sikhosana’s third successive career victory over Els as he sealed his ticket to next year’s Paralympics in Paris.

Sikhosana and Els put their singles rivalry to one side to win the men’s doubles title yesterday with an impressive 6-4, 6-2 triumph against Morocco’s second seeds Lhaj Bouckartacha and Said Himan.

The inaugural African Para Games officially opened on September 3 after enduring a difficult build-up following the withdrawal of Nigeria.

The Nigerian team pulled out at the last minute due to a lack of funds from the country’s Government.

The decision meant that all the women’s wheelchair basketball teams were put into one group.

Algeria and South Africa have won all of their opening four matches as they battle it out for the title.

The Algerian team started the tournament with a 98-8 thrashing of Kenya before thumping Zambia 85-14, downing Morocco 87-5 and seeing off Zambia 85-14.

South Africa’s perfect run at the Eden Heights Sports Complex included a 64-6 victory over Zambia, a 51-31 triumph against Ghana, a 40-20 success over Morocco and a 44-20 win against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A total of 10 teams have been placed in two groups in the men’s tournament.

Morocco topped Group A with four wins from four, including a 100-22 thrashing of DR Congo followed by a 119-29 hammering of Uganda, a 67-57 win over Algeria and a 88-22 success against Ghana.

Senegal have led the way in Group B, beating Egypt 64-22, Kenya 103-22, South Africa 62-29 and Angola 84-34.

Competition at the African Para Games is due to conclude on Tuesday (September 12).