Kudus double inspires Ghana to victory

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Ghana ended a five-game losing streak in FIFA World Cup games by defeating South Korea 3-2 thanks to Mohammed Salisu’s opener and a Mohammed Kudus assist.

With Portugal set to play Uruguay later in the day, both South Korea and Ghana realized that a win would fundamentally support their respective hopes of reaching the Round of 16, whereas The Dark Stars were fully aware that a loss would end their Reality Cup. The first 20 minutes belonged to South Korea, who used new passing and extraordinary development to put their opponents on edge while avoiding too many obvious possibilities.

However, Ghana was responsible for South Korea’s initial dominance.

who opened the scoring against the rules in the 24th minute The Taeguk Champions failed to deal with Jordan Ayew’s dangerous free-kick, allowing Salisu to clear the ball home from close range. Kudus looked Jordan Ayew’s precise cross past Kim Seung-gyu in ten minutes, with Ghana expecting only ten minutes to double their advantage.

South Korea began the final period with a bang, as Cho Gue-sung enrolled his country’s first shot on target of the World Cup, compelling Lawrence Ati-Zigi into a brilliant save with a powerful header. That served as a springboard for the unexpected Cho, who quickly turned the game on its head with two objectives. To begin, the 24-year-old made a gesture.

home from substitute Lee Kang-eminent in’s conveyance, and then he overshadowed the Ghana goalkeeper to drive a header into the back of the net.

Similarly to how Ghana appeared to be on the ropes, an enthralling challenge delivered another sensational unexpected development when Kudus reestablished his side’s advantage. Iaki Williams failed to make a genuine connection with Gideon Mensah’s low cross, but Kudus made no mistake with a composed left-footed finish.

South Korea ended up looking for a balancer after only seven minutes of being level. Lee’s menacing free-kick was saved, while Kim Jin-su had a scuffed effort cleared off the line. Ghana had to survive ten minutes of added time, during which Cho was denied a hat-trick by Ati-Zigi, to secure three crucial points. As for South Korea, they have now failed to win all 11 of their second group games at a World Cup, and they are left with just one point to their name after two matches.

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By Gabbie Odonkor Chief Executive Officer
Gabriel Djabatey Odonkor , known professionally as Gabbie Odonkor, is a Ghanaian Sports blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter. He founded 4pmghsports.com, a sports website and blog that primarily publishes news about sports.