The Black Meteors of Ghana lost yet another match in their tour of Asia when Korea Republic defeated them by 3-1 in the first of 2 games in that country
The Black Meteors seemed to have overcome the scare of conceding 10 goals from their Japanese counterparts in the earlier games of their Asian tour.
With the re-introduction of Imoro Ibrahim to the set up, and Kwame Poku Adobofour to Paa Kwesi Fabin’s set up, the Black Meteors looked poised to shake off the two defeats with the Korean game.
Captain Osman Bukari made early incursions into the host’s goal area, but the Goalkeeper was at hand to stop the threat of goal.
The Tigers of Asia picked up the game from where Ghana left off with several moves to break the back of the the Ghanaians who looked more organised than the previous games.
The black meteors failed to hold onto their fjne start when the defence allowed Lee Sang-min to break their bsck to score from the penalty area with only 17 minutes played.
Ghana recaptured play after the goal with some swift wing play, but failed to take the numerous opportunities that came their way, Korea had their numbers reduced after Jinya Kim was sent off for a foul on a Ghanaian defender in the 38th minute.
Both teams held on to play to end the first half
Despite their numerical disadvantage, the Tigers of Asia came back strongly in the second half looking as he team with a man more, the Black Meteors could not contain the pressure, and with only 14 minutes Seungmo Lee fired a left footed goal from the center of the penalty area down the front of the goal to add to the score, making it 2-0.
A Third goal came shortly for the Koreans with Kyu-Sung Cho who’s right-footed shot from the center of the penalty area toward the front of the goal beat Goalkeeper Eric Essu.
The Black Meteors were rewarded with the most important goal since they embarked on the Asian tour with substitute Gyabaa Samuel Obeng who came on in the second half to produced a left-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area towards the bottom left of the goal in the 75th minute.
That was all Ghana could afford as the Koreans held on to play to win the game going into the second match in 3 days time