Ghana record superb 4-0 win over South Korea

9 years ago

Jordan Ayew scored a hat-trick as Ghana defeated South Korea 4-0 in their final World Cup warm-up match before heading to Brazil.

In the build up to the game on Monday night at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah spoke about two things; his hopes of no injury setbacks and getting a positive result to boost their confidence.

A fifth minute injury to Majeed Waris will be a greater concern for Appiah, whose team now departs for Brazil.

However, he got the much needed result and a flawless performance from his team which will stand them in a good stead for the World Cup as they now turn their sights to their group campaign.

The superb win will offer Appiah plenty of positives going into the finals as the star of the night, Jordan, who will be making his World Cup debut will arrive in Brazil with more confidence.

Jordan, who was introduced from the bench following the injury to Waris after five minutes netted the opener in the 11th minute after he latched on a cut-back from his brother, Andre and let go a shot which deflected off a Korean player on its way to goal.

Captain Asamoah Gyan doubled Ghana's lead in the 44th minute, capitalizing on a slip by an opponent close to the centre. He raced clear and angled a shot from outside of the box to the far corner.

Ghana headed into the break with a healthy two-goal lead.

Back from recess, Jordan added his personal second eight minutes after the break, scoring a more spectacular goal than his first with a shot into the corner after finding space to strike the ball.

After 55 minutes and three goals up, Kwesi Appiah, who made as many as ten changes from the previous team that started against the Netherlands in Rotterdam last month ringed the changes.

Only his defensive unit made up of goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, Harrison Afful, Kwadwo Asamoah, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah finished the 90 minute action.

Jordan then got the clincher in the 89th minute, producing his first hat-trick of goals for the Black Stars when he connected a cross from the right by Albert Adomah.

Ghana are paired in Group G with three-time champions Germany, Portugal and the USA.

And the Black Stars begin the campaign against the U.S on 16 June in Natal before fixtures with Germany and Portugal follow.

Black Stars starting XI

Fatau Dauda, Harrison Afful, Kwadwo Asamoah, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Rabiu Mohammed/Afriyie Acquah, Kevin-Prince Boateng/Christian Atsu, Sulley Muntari/Agyemang Badu, Asamoah Gyan/Mubarak Wakaso, Majeed Waris/Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew/Albert Adomah