Ghana’s Black Satellites of Ghana have earned a tough clash against South American soccer giants, Argentina, in Group B of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, New Zealand 2015, after picking the bronze medal at the Senegal 2015, African U-20 Championship.
The Ghanaians bashed the Junior Eagles of Mali 3-1 in the losers final at Stade LS Senghor, Dakar, yesterday. Austria and Panama are also in the same group with the West African nation. The Junior Eagles of Mali were dominant with string of passes but it was the Ghanaians that hit the back of the net against the run of play. Manchester City lad, Yaw Yeboah tapped in a rebound after Clifford Aboagye stroke in the 24th minute.
The goal spurred the Malians to action as they torment Ghanaian defence. Their efforts was also rewarded but Malick Toure failed to connect Saliou Guindo’s cross on mark of hour.
On resumption for the second half, the Sellas Tetteh side took the game to the Malian half, with Yeboah grabbing a brace in the 66th minute. Aboagye, who plays for Granada FC of Spain, made it three for the black Satellites in the 71st minute of the tie to take the game away from the Malian reach.
It was, however, a dramatic finish for the Malians, as Malick Toure cleverly beat onrushing Ghanaian goalie, Kweme Baah grabbed a consolatory goal. Moments later, the Malians missed a penalty, as the game ended 3-1 in Ghana’s favour.