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Soccer News of Monday, 25 May 2015


Satellites beat Colombia

Ghana managed to beat Colombia in their final preparatory game to the 2015 Fifa U-20 World Cup kicking off on May 30.

The Black Satellites who lost to Portugal by a lone goal in their previous game made amends by posting two goals past the South Americans at the Valentine Sport Complex in Sydney on Sunday – Ghana’s first win over Colombia in three attempts at the U-20 level.

After going blanks in the first half, the Black Satellites turned up after recess with Red Bull Salzburg midfielder David Atanga breaking the deadlock in the 56th minute.

Lanky forward Benjamin Tetteh put the game beyond the South American giants with Ghana’s second, 9 minutes from time – 2-0 it ended.

The Black Satellites thus won four of their five pre-tournament friendlies ahead of the start of the New Zealand World Cup set to span from May 30-June 20.

Per schedule, team Ghana remains and will train for the next few days and is expected to touch base at Group B host city, Wellington on May 29 - a day before the World Cup opener against Austria.

Argentina and Panama complete Ghana’s group at the U-20 World Cup. Both face Ghana on June 2 and 5 respectively.