FIFA U-20: Ghana takes home bronze
Ebenezer Assifuah became the leading scorer at the FIFA U-20 World Cup as his strike helped Ghana to a 3-0 win against Iraq and earn them third place.
The Black Satellites striker scored in between the opening goal by Joseph Attamah in the first half and a second half strike by Frank Acheampong in Istanbul on Saturday as Sellas Tetteh’s side claimed bronze.
Assifuah’s 46th minute goal earned him his sixth in seven matches at the competition and makes him top scorer in Turkey.
He faces strong challenge for the adidas Golden Boot from Uruguay’s Nicolas Lopez and Yaya Sonogo of France with both on 4 goals ahead of the final meeting between both sides.
In an entertaining game, Ghana, who won the World Cup in 2009 took the lead after 35 minutes when Attamah scored his first goal at the competition.
Then in added-time of the first half, Assifuah made it 2-0 for Ghana before both sides headed into the break.
With 12 minutes to end the game, Acheampong scored Ghana’s third to seal victory against the Asian side, who were making their debut at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Sellas Tetteh’s team will now leave Turkey with some comfort as the third-placed side after they missed out of a place in the final.
Source: Ghana FA