The second round of games in group H at the ongoing Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup saw the Black Stars of Ghana edge their South Korean counterparts by 3 – 2 in what was a mouthwatering encounter at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.
Mohammed Salisu found the opener for the Ghanaians in the 24th minute after a Jordan Ayew freekick ricocheted off skipper Andre Ayew before squeezing it past the Korean goal keeper.
Ghana was in full control after the goal with Ajax forward, Mohammed Kudus heading home from close range from a Jordan Ayew timely cross to make it 2 – 0 for the Africans going into the break.
However, South Korea forward, Gue-Sung Cho, scored a brace within three minutes to pull level for the Asians, consequently giving them the much-needed momentum as the game intensified.
The game seemed to be slipping away from the Ghanaians as their intensity dropped after their 2-goal lead was nullified, but a wonderful move initiated by Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey, found Gideon Mensah on the left flank who slit a low cross into the box to eventually find Kudus who slotted it beautifully beyond Kim Seung Gu to restore the lead for the west African side.
The victory means that Ghana lie in second place with three points after playing a game more than Uruguay and Portugal who take themselves on later on Monday evening.
The Blackstars will face Uruguay in their final group game at the Al Janoub stadium on December 2nd on Friday.