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FULL TIME: Ghana 4-0 Korea Republic

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan starts against South Korea

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan starts against South Korea

90+1′ Referee ends it all. The Black Stars have prevailed 4-0 to get the needed morale booster as they now head to Brazil for the World Cup.

90’ First international hat trick for Jordan Ayew. He has undoubtedly been the star of the night.

89’ Nice build up by Ghana again with Harrison Afful playing in Albert Adomah on the line who sends in a first time cross for Jordan Ayew to connect. GOOOOAAALL!

87′ Jordan Ayew chips the ball nicely to the far post but the final connection delayed in comeing.

86’ Jordan Ayew tried a nice flick on but intercepted, Ghana still with possession though.

85’ South Korea trying very hard to get something out of this game. As Albert Adomah breaks free but his final shot went disappointingly wide.

83’ Joo-Ho comes on for Suk-Young.

80’ South Korea pinning Ghana in their own half as Afriyie Acquah gies in strongly to give away a foul. He gets a yellow card for that challenge.

79’ Albert Adomah wins a foul off a dangerous double challenge in his own half.

78’ A nasty lunge into Christian Atsu but thankfully he is fine.

77’ The game going through a stale phase with most of the key players being taken off by either sides.

76’ Foul on John Boye as Keun-Ho pushes him off the ball.

75’ Adomah’s first contribution is to foul his marker and give away a free kick.

74′ Substitution for Ghana- Albert Adomah replaces Andre Ayew.

70′ Korea have been attacking in their numbers but the Black Stars defenders have been sturdy and solid.

68′ Ghana lose the ball at the back with Atsu being disposed but good defending from Mensah and Boye. Korea shoot wide

62’ Ghana forces South Korea back into their own half. As Mubarak Wakaso comes on for Asamoah Gyan.

60’ Ghana building from the back once more. Andre Ayew draw a foul.

59’ South Korea now being forced into unnecessary errors.

58’ Sulley Muntari comes off for Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu while Afriyie Acquah also comes on for Rabiu Mohammed.

57’ Park Chu-Young hits one on a turn but was always flying.

55’ Ghana substitution, Kevin-Prince Boateng comes off for Christian Atsu.

54’ Ghana now happy to sit back and soak the pressure waiting for a chance to hit on the counter.

53’ Jordan strikes one from outside the box to beat goalkeeper Sung-Ryong Jung. Ghana take a commanding 3-0 lead.

51’ Nice turn by Kevin-Prince Boateng but Young-Gwon stops him in his tracks.

50’ Harrison Afful sends the ball back to goalkeeper Fatau Dauda to start an attack.

49’ Another substitution for South Korea – Lee Yong comes on for Chang-Soo.

48’ Ball over the top from the Koreans but Jonathan Mensah raises to head clear quite impressively.

47’ Confirmation of the South Korea substitution – Tae-Hwi was replaced by Jeong-Ho.

46’ Ghana concede an early free kick on the halfway line.

45′ Ghana resumes play but not after a substitution from South Korea.

45+1′ Referee ends the first half. Ghana up 2-0.

45’ He took the ball off his opponent and raced straight at goal with a controlled finish. The Al Ain man has now scored 40 goals for the Black Stars.

44’ Asamoah Gyan punishes with a neat finish.

43’ Harrison Afful on the overlap send in a cross but it is too deep for Gyan to reach.

41’ Fatau Dauda comes out but misses. The ball is in the net but the referee waves off over a handball situation.

39’ A strike from distance but it is blocked by the Ghana defence and Fatau Dauda punches off another for a corner.

38’ Free kick to South Korea, ball curled in and connected by Tae-Hwi but he had too much on the header.

37’ Kevin-Prince Boateng with the ball on a counter, he shoots but the ball is deflected in the path of Andre Ayew but he scuffs his acrobatic volley. That was a good chance sourned.

36’ South Korea prowling the Ghana area but are not making any serious incursions.

35’ Ghana beginning to pick their passes but Ayew;s pass was too heavy for Boateng to take.

34’ Ghana pick up a loose ball in midfield to launch an attack.

33’ Ghana have enough men back to deal with any threat of the Koreans.

32’ Jordan Ayew goes for goal but it was always rising.

31’ Andre Ayew fouled and he also stays down. Freekick to Ghana.

30’ Gyan dropping more deeper to get involved. Ghana beginning to sustain pressure but can’t find enough room to operate in.

29’ Clever ball played in behind the Ghana defence but Fatau Dauda rushes out to smoother.

28’ Lovely inter-play between Asamoah Gyan and Kevin-Prince Boateng which almost produced a goal but goalkeeper Sung-Ruong was alert to grab.

27’ Kevin-Prince Boateng fouled inside the centre circle and referee warns that will be the last before bringing out his book again.

25’ Free kick to South Korea just inside the Ghana half but kicked repelled by the Ghana defence.

24’ Ball comfortably sent back to Fatau Dauda.

23’ Free kick to Ghana taken by Kwadwo Asamoah whuch is turned behind for a corner kick. Sulley Muntari goes over to effect.

22’ The Koreans doing all the pressing, not allowing the Black Stars breathing space.

20’ Ghana again building from the back, has been a regular feature of their play in recent games.

19’ Asamoah Gyan holds up play very well and gives a stylish back heel much to the delight of the fans here.

17’ Sulley Muntari plays a decent ball out of defence to start a Ghana attack but the Black Stars have been forced to go back.

16’ The Koreans shading it in terms of possession but have barely created anything.

15’ Kevin-Prince Boateng wins a free kick for Ghana just inside the half of the Koreans.

14’ Nice build up from the Koreans as Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot from the edge of the box, but ball was always going wide.

13’ South Korea look to hit back and wins a corner for their efforts.

12’ This is the first goal Ghana has managed in open play in over 630 minutes of football.

11′ Andre Ayew has been fed through by Asamoah Gyan, he cuts the ball back for Jordan Ayew who scores off a wicked defection. Ghana up after 11 minutes.

10’ Welcome goal kick to South Korea. But have been forced back by the Ghana midfield.

9’ The Koreans are clearly the most physical side this early on in the game.

8’ Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah out of the dugout already to issue out instructions.

7’ Ghana struggling to get going as the Koreans take charge.

6’ Majeed Waris has been replaced by Jordan Ayew. Not a good sight for many Ghanaian soccer fans. Meanwhile Ghana defended a dangerous corner.

5′ Play resumes with Korea breaking through on the far wing. Ball cut back but Kwadwo Asamoah was on hand to charge done the shot.

4′ Sung-Yong was booked in that challenge that have seen Waris limp off clutching his right thigh.

3′ Ghana concede the early foul with Kevin-Prince Boateng impeding his marker. Majeed Waris has gone down under the challenge of Ki Sung-Yong.

2′ Ghana with possession and trying to build from the back. Ball all the way back to goalkeeper Fatau Dauda.

1′ South Korea gets us underway in their red over blue shorts strips and playing from left to right from commentary position.

Pleasantries being exchanged. Not such an impressive crowd here but mind you, this is just a friendly – a dress rehearsal for the World Cup.

National anthems being observed, Ghana first.

Ghana will be doing battle in Group G at the 2014 World Cup where they will be facing USA, Germany and Portugal while Korea Republic will facing Russia, Algeria and Belgium from Group H.

This will be the eighth meeting between the two teams with Korea Republic edging the statistics in previous meetings – winning four and losing three in the previous three encounters.

Ghana’s starting line up: Fatau Dauda, Harrison Afful, Kwadwo Asamoah, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Rabiu Mohammed, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan, Majeed Waris, Andre Ayew.

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari and Rabiu Mohammed will marshal the midfield with Andre Ayew playing wide on the right.

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has fielded a strong line up for this one, with Asamoah Gyan and Majeed Waris leading the attack.

This is the last piece of activity the Black Stars will be involved in here in Miami before they head out to Brazil for the World Cup.

Welcome to the Sun Life Stadium in Miami where we are bringing you live updates of Ghana’s final friendly match ahead of the 2014 World Cup against Korea Republic.

 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Nii says:

    GFA never dey listen…..bring the game to east coast you no mind us now see empty stadium. Nkwasia sem kwa

    • maka says:

      Now we all see why Fatau Dauda cannot even be number 2 goalkeeper for Ghana? He isn’t even worthy of number 3!

      Tweaa….

      Also, I hope Akwasi Appiah doesn’t play Afful on the right when Opare is fit; even see how the Koreans had a field day from his side!

      Additionally, we all saw how creativity in midfield was lacking! Kwadwo Asamoah has to be there and NOT WASTED at the back! This same K.Asamoah at leftback backfired on us during the AFCON and I thought Akwasi Appiah learned from it, but obviously, this MUMU Coach hasn’t learned shit and Ghanaians will pay for it when we meet tougher opposition! Let K. Asamoah be the creative midfielder splitting defenses ad don’t waste him at the left back ooo….Appiah, na wagyimi dodo! And that’s why Jeffery Schlupp shudn’t have been dropped! Otherwise, since Appiah claims that most of his players can play different positions, he shud shift Wakaso to the LEFT BACK position and let Kwadwo Asamoah support him as wing back, which he does so well at Juve! Wakaso started as a left back and has played there at Espanyol before…and can play there again.

      Sulley Muntari cannot run the midfield by himself, and is better when he supports the offense not sit deep! he is sluggish.

      The defense…coach Appiah as a former defender and can’t fix this defense beats me! Rabiu had to be coming back to fix Afful’s mess, and John Boye as well! Teams will have a field day when that guy, Afful, plays. Coach Appiah….please…fix ur defence.

      I have much to say but will say, please…..play the players in their best positions and don’t try experimenting at this time….u had 4 years to prepare and u are still experimenting with 3 days to go or say, 1 week to play our first game! Essien, Muntari, Kwadwo, Prince…play all in their best positions unless most players are injured….play them RIGHT oooo…..haaba! Don’t come tell us that u went to the world cup to experment and it was a good experience; because the “funtumfrastic” formation u played wud have cost Ghana plenty goals against Portugal or Germany….

      Lastly, where are all the Jordan Ayew haters? Idiots! Overall, there is still work to be done, and after 3 weeks of camping, am yet to see what Appiah has taught the boys….yeah…I hope we don’t go and play kick and follow soccer, else, we are coming home first round…!

      Dauda must not come anywhere near the posts! Shittt!

  2. Razak says:

    Ghana ‘s black star must raise their game if they expect to advance to the last sixteen from the group of death

  3. N.D.A says:

    Waris has been streched off,i hope is not serious?

  4. banger says:

    WELL SAID NII BUT THE REASON THEY CAMPED IN FLORIDA IS COS OF THE WEATHER. COS IN THE EAST COAST IS NOT HOT AND THEY HAV TO GET USED TO THE WEATHER

  5. N.D.A says:

    Jordan has scored GH 1 sk 0

  6. Nana(RSA) says:

    Dede Ayew is simply the best.

  7. beautiful says:

    Let’s hope waris is not really injured cos that is going to be very sad. Let’s pray.

  8. Paapa1 says:

    Oh waris!! Wish you a speedy recovery

  9. beautiful says:

    They have been employed to injure our players. Let’s pray

  10. johnny says:

    Ghana is playing like sh#t , the backline so disorganized. What formation is Appiah using?

  11. PeeWee says:

    @Razak you’re right. If this is a precursor to what we’re gonna see in Brazil, then I hate to say its gonna be early showers for us. We can’t play like this even against the USA…we’ll lose massively.

  12. N.D.A says:

    I have concern abt the stamina and physical conditioning of our players

  13. the truth says:

    K.Asamoah deserves the bench

  14. johnny says:

    Defense sucks, Dauda horrible in the air as usual.

  15. Nana(RSA) says:

    Fatau is very terrible, he just can’t hold the ball. Unbelievable.

  16. beautiful says:

    Ei dauda. WO be Ku y3n oo. We really need kwarasey. No dauda at world cup. Kai.

  17. PeeWee says:

    Hahahaaaa!!! What formation is Ghana playing?

  18. Benny says:

    Dauda should be sent home immediately .What misses is this.A warning to AA.

  19. selfmade says:

    Good pressing by Ghana! This formation is thick!! I said it early that KPB is going to be the PLAYER MAKER AND NOT WINGER AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING! We know what we say here!

  20. Assemblyman says:

    Hyung Meong Bo, Korea’s version of Akwasi Appiah and Mohammed Polo..15 matches in charge and only won just 5..how much of a news will this be if Akwasi Appiah beat him?Its not about tactics oo..just players effect ..
    What did I see.fatau Dauda ,,kwasiaaaaaaaaaaa boy !

  21. Nana(RSA) says:

    Half time Ghana 2, Korea 0. Goals from Jordan and Gyan

  22. Evandovich says:

    Most were calling for Fatua Duada. But now what do we see. We can’t afford to put our lives into this safest pair of hand. What ever it is, we need Kwarasey to mine our goal post. Fatua Paa nie. Hmmmm

  23. Adebayo says:

    Ghana’s formation is ‘kick and chase’ and ‘show what you can do’! This is the system encouraged by AA! It’s obvious Kwadwo doesn’t like where he is playing!

  24. nana vugison says:

    Ghana is playing wat i call The funtumfrastic formation…..kwasi Appiah rrly sucks…hope they dont play like dis @ d mundial….i’m aldy losiing d little hope dat i had ..

  25. viper says:

    Kwadwo Asamoah should be no where near the defence,he is one of our better playmakers,we can’t afford to waste him in defence.

  26. Papa USA says:

    What in the name of God is this coach doing???? Seriously have to bench Dauda….It like they playing favouritism here. This the reason why I have always wanted a foreign coach….Same thing happening to 9ja. I know I’m going to get insulted for this but the truth remains to be told.

  27. Asante says:

    GK — horrible.. please get this guy out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Defense — Is this Ghana? May be, a half fit John Mensah is better!! I’m disappointed in all the 4 defenders
    Midfield — what is the role of KPB? This isn’t the Ghana midfield I’m used to.. No WAY
    Offense: Gyan and Ayew are fantastic!

  28. Tor says:

    No plan coach. Harrison’s place looks very weak. Though we are up, our boys ain’t being tactical. We seem very clueless and can put three decent passes together . Too many square balls in our half. It very clear we can’t penetrate thru the midfield. AA shd just tell boys to do more running in the middle and the wings to create more space. Our wing backs ain’t crossing the centre line more often. It like we’ve had just two crosses from the wing backs, no creative play from the middle and our centre backs looks too flat.

  29. PAPA says:

    1.DAUDA IS JUST FINISHED.
    2.MORE ALARMING OUR LEFT AND RIGHT BACK POSITION.
    3 AFFUL DOESNT KNOW WHERE HIS LEFT OR HIS RIGHT ARE. HE IS CONSTANTLY GETTING OUTWITTED. IF U ARE NOT SMART JUST STAY BACK AND DONT MESS UP THE POSITIONING.
    4. TELL THE DEFENDERS TO CLEAR THE BALL PROPERLY!!!
    5. I HOPE WE HAVE REAL SET PIECES FOR THE WC.

  30. Nimo says:

    some of the players lack confidence, they always pass the ball backwards. man dribble when when you have to dont be afraid to make mistakes. Ronaldinho was never afraid to take risks. they must unleash the beast in them man.

  31. Ghana has a terrible defense. Our right flank is ridiculous. Afful was simply overwhelmed. Something seriously has to be done. We are winning but I’m not impressed at all.
    No communication between the defenders.

  32. King says:

    U talk abt formation? Who cares abt formation? Kwasi appiah? Twaaaa, all that kwasi knows is 11 players on the field, kick the ball n run. Hmmm it seems to be working for him thou? But certainly not to the likes of Germany Portugal n US. Akwesi is jxt clueless. His positioning of the players is non-starter. Can’t fathom any line of direction in our players. Players are leethegic n listless. No sense of urgency in play despite the two goals.

  33. selfmade says:

    The players are pressing very well esp when they loose possession and this is realy a good sign! Their transition fro defence is very interlligent too and they block all spaces esp in our defensive third! Seems they are finally up for it! The combination of SULLEY, KPB, Dede and ASA is also fantastic! Waiting for the second half

  34. Ash says:

    He is experimenting with the defense it’s a friendly give AA a break offense as sharp as always with the playmakers finally starting

  35. PAPA says:

    OH THE TEAM HAS TOO MANY LEFT FOOTED PLAYERS… WE DONT HAVE A PLAYMAKER IN MIDFIELD. NOONE IS COMING TO COLLECT BALL FROM DEFENDERS.. THIS IS KILLING US

  36. Asem says:

    To those asking What formation Ghana playing shd tell us also what formation is S Korea playing?? Tweaaa you people criticize k3k3!

  37. abia says:

    @Selfmade u see kpb, he loses de ball too quick bcos he want to play master game. In de process he ends up playing too physical.
    2day de passes r nt coming back into our too much which is beta dan de game against de dutch

  38. alomos says:

    this is the worst Ghana defense- for the sake of …. Kwasi Appiah was a defender in his playing days– he has royally failed to fix the defense since taking over.

  39. Papa USA says:

    Please tell me you didn’t just delete my post. Fools what is free speech if you going to delete them.

  40. Kisy says:

    Not impressed with team cohesion! Expecting more linkup play in the second half. Also the right side of our defence is a bit porous.

  41. spellBOUND says:

    hahahaha, people are cracking me up here…

  42. 21guns says:

    Koreans are fast ,they moves swiftly and it makes it difficult to mark them hope we see something diff second half.

  43. Nimo says:

    RABIU man of the match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. shywee says:

    Any more Jordan haters here?

  45. Nana(RSA) says:

    Ghana 3, Korea 0. Jordan 2; Gyan 1

  46. selfmade says:

    GOOD PRESSING GAME BY GHANA! When they lose possession they pressed hard! This Ghanaian squad is not TIMID!

  47. King Wise Don Fuzzy says:

    To be frank with you, putting the performance under a microscope, the stars aren’t wakening the support in Ghanaians at all. For me, if the performance isn’t raised in the second half (tactics wise), no matter how huge the scoreline, I will still remain skeptical. Thank U. God Help Us!

  48. OHENENANA says:

    MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS I HOPE US IS WATCHING BECAUSE WE ARE READDY FOR THEM!

  49. Kisy says:

    Useless tactics! We don’t know what to do with the ball. I just hope we are playing this way to confuse our opponents else we will be walloped by the U.S.

  50. Kisy says:

    Useless tactics! We don’t know what to do with the ball. I just hope we are playing this way to confuse our opponents else we will be walloped by the U.S.

  51. johnny says:

    Why is Appiah so bent on using Dauda? Why can’t Stephen Adams see action? He is a more complete goalkeeper than Dauda, and great at stopping penalthy kicks.

  52. edem says:

    I hope these boys get out of this game safe. The Korea’s are lunging too much with cleats up down 3 with 20 minutes left. The tournament starts in less than 1 week.

  53. schywee says:

    Im still asking the Jordan haters to pls stand up!!!!!

  54. Nana(RSA) says:

    Jordan is absolutely the best

  55. Kisy says:

    Apart from Jordan’s moment of brilliance, we have done next to nothing. No shot on goal nothing and people say we are ready. I think the Korean’s should sub their keeper for a striker and…. Oo what a goal by
    Jordan. This guy will explode in Brazil.

  56. OHENENANA says:

    I was not sure about jordan as our only back up striker but he doing really well he got a hattrick now im sure we going to do tings because this was not our strongest line upp

  57. kobby says:

    Do not let the score line fool you this was not a great performance. The defence were headless chickens and the less said about Duada the better. Muntari was rubbish and KPB was rubbish. Regardless of the haters Adomah at least made an effort. We are a tournament team and this game was nothing more than a confidence boost though so I am not going to read into it too much but i know for sure that when we start the World Cup everything will come together. Gyan, Jordan and Dede were great and the CM’s kept it solid. Decent performance but Ghana plsss change gears. Brazil here we come !

    WHERE ARE THOSE WHO WERE CALLING FOR JORDAN TO BE DROPPED ?? I DIDN’TTHINK SO

  58. Kisy says:

    Boring match! The only thing that kept me awake was Dauda’s comic antics.He can’t catch an arial ball to save his life and also diving aimlessly even when the ball is 15 metres over his goal post. But am happy for Jordan. It will do his confidence a lot of good.

  59. 21guns says:

    Now I have a very big hope in Jordan ayew. He did a great job. He have shown that his call was upon a merit.
    God bless Ghana

  60. NANA YAE says:

    Ghana lets be cool, no formation and yet we won by 4goaals to nil. Imagine when our coach goes into competitive game with a concrete formation. We didnt play so well because we fear injuries and also Kwasi Appaih didnt want the americans to know our game plan. Trust me we aint joking, we shall do well at the world tournament.

  61. 21guns says:

    Adomah was useless, and I know he will always be useless

  62. Paapa1 says:

    The coch should call a cam back to the team if waris don’t make it

  63. NANA YAW says:

    Ghana lets be cool, no formation and yet we won by 4goals to nil. Imagine when our coach goes into competitive game with a concrete formation. We didnt play so well because we fear injuries and also Kwasi Appaih didnt want the americans to know our game plan. Trust me we aint joking, we shall do well at the world tournament.

  64. Kisy says:

    Let’s be honest! The score line is a bit flattering. We weren’t that great. No strategy, no tactics, no pattern, no through pass, no cohesion, nothing. But I what to believe we played this way to confuse the American’s who were scouting.

  65. Babyjet3 says:

    To all you criticizing, if you could play, why didn’t you try out. Shut up and appreciate the players rather than talking shit about them. Nkwasiasem Nkwaaaa!!

  66. Keleele says:

    Assemblyman, an surprised you still critical of the tactics after this display. I will admit there were a few areas AA will have to work on going forward but overall you could see a plan in our game from the start. We started with a 4 4 2 which breaks into 3 5 2 when we are attacking. I would like the first 11 to start against the yanks. Our defense wasn’t really tested but a clean sheet is good for their confidence. Just believe and stop criticising the AA’s tactics.

  67. alosmos says:

    why Fatau Daudau——–

    1. when you receive the ball you play around with it instead of looking up field on whom to release it to

    2. you suck badly- you looked like you were begged to play in a backyard game.

    3. you have no clue about your options when going in the air of the ball

    4. you aimlessly dive to look busy not knowing you’re embarassing yourself

    5. you waist so much by faking injuries, playing around as though you aren’t a pro- you deserve to be sent home for your performance today.

  68. Bra Atiaa says:

    Abedi must be laughing all the day to bed tonite. Thank you maestro for your sons –

  69. Tanka says:

    now the bottom has been drawn. those against the Ayew’s will now shut the fuck up. how happy i am for Jordan.

  70. King of Kings says:

    Ghana will do well at this World cup. I saw John boye limping a bit. He should let Kwesi Appiah to know if he is not fit or has an injury because we don’t want players hiding injuries.That will not be cool for Ghana.