A Jordan Ayew hat-trick helped Ghana to a resounding 4-0 victory over South Korea in their final World Cup warm-up fixture.
The Marseille striker opened the scoring in the 16th minute, just 10 minutes after coming onto the pitch as a replacement for Abdul Majeed Waris who suffered a thigh injury, after good work from Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan.
South Korea thought they had levelled matters on 40 minutes when they had the ball in the back of the net, but play was called back for a foul on Ghan keeper Fatau Dauda.
Gyan made it two for the Black Stars a minute before the break, capitalising on a mistake at the back, as Kwesi Appiah’s troops headed into the interval with a comfortable lead.
Korea came out strongly in the second period and Ghana were forced to absorb some pressure before looking to strike on the break.
Despite this, Ayew grabbed his second early in the second period, as he hammered home a well taken shot.
The 22-year-old would complete his hat-trick a minute from full time as he got on the end of a Albert Adomah cross, heading home to wrap up a comfortable win.
post by Funsho Fagbure