2022 World Cup: Ghana Come Top In Thriller With South Korea

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Ghana defeated South Korea in a 3-2 goal thriller between the two sides in Group H game to stay in contention for qualification for next round.

The West African led 2-0 at halftime but South Korea got back into the game as Cho Gue-sung netted twice in three minutes to level at 2-2, only for Kudus to earn Ghana victory in a heart-stopping contest.

Ghana had lost their opening group game 3-2 to Portugal, moved on to three points in the group, with the Koreans on twice after two games.

Ghana saw off early Korean pressure to go 2-0 ahead as centreback Mohammed Salisu’s scrambled goal in the 24th minute was followed 10 minutes later by a glancing header from Mohamed Kudus.

However, South Korea came into the game as Lee kang-in dispossed Tariq Lamptey and fired in a cross that Cho attacked, leaving Salisu watching as he got in front of his marker to power home a 58th-minute header. The 24-year-old centre forward got his brace as he rose highest to score the equalizer.

Gideon Mensah was allowed to get a cross in from the left, which Inaki Williams missed but the ball fell for Kufus to tuck home with his left foot – all while the Korean backline failed to attack the ball.