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Koo scores late winner against Ghana

South Korea edged out Ghana 2-1 in Tuesday's friendly at Jeonju Worldcup Stadium in North Jeolla Province thanks to a late goal from Koo Ja-cheol.

Cho Kwang-rae's team took the lead after Ji Dong-won of Chunnam Dragons scored 10 minutes in. The Africans equalized through Asamoah Gyan 17 minutes into the second half. 

Ji Dong-won (right) congratulates Koo Ja-cheol after he scored the winning goal against Ghana in Jeonju on Tuesday                                                                               (Yonhap News)
Ji Dong-won (right) congratulates Koo Ja-cheol after he scored the winning goal against Ghana in Jeonju on Tuesday                                                                               (Yonhap News)


The home side clinched victory when striker Koo Ja-cheol of German club VfL Wolfsburg scored just 2 minutes before the whistle.

Ghana is the top African nation in the FIFA rankings, occupying 15th spot, 16 places higher than South Korea.

 

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