Ghana U-20 2–1 Uzbekistan U-20: Black Satellites Produce Fine Comeback
The Africans got off to a perfect start thanks to second half strikes from Ransford Osei and Dominic Adiyah.
Ghana’s youngsters got their tournament started off on the right foot by producing a comeback to defeat their Uzbekistani counterparts in Ismailia in a match that finished on a 2-1 scoreline.
The first half saw Asia’s representative employ a conservative counterattacking game-plan that frustrated the Black Satellites and successfully thwarted their attacks. Akhmad Ubaydullaev’s tactic didn’t allow for his team to produce much danger of their own for the majority of the period.
Nevertheless, Uzbekistan’s U-20’s were off the mark first thanks to a goal by team captain Sherzodbek Karimov off a Jasur Khasanov cross almost as soon as the second half began.
However, the West Africans then produced a great deal of pressure that allowed Addy to find Ransford Osei in the box for the 60th minute equalizer.
Sellah Tete’s side then got their deserved winner in the in 15 minutes from full time thanks to a Dominic Adiyah finish. The goal was no less than they deserved considering their domination of possession and shots taken.
The comeback win means that Ghana remain undefeated against Asian opposition at the U-20 level, extending their win tally to five. They will take on England in their next group match which will be played on Tuesday.