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07 Oct 2009 08:33
Ghana beat South Africa 2-1 after extra time Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup.
Kermit Erasmus put South Africa ahead, Andre Ayew equalized and Dominic Adiyiah hit a brilliant dipping shot from 25 yards in the ninth minute of extra time to send Ghana through to the last eight, where they will face South Korea.
Erasmus scored in the 58th minute, beating Ghana’s defense and rounding goalkeeper Daniel Agyei to prompt wild celebrations on the team’s bench and a somersault from Erasmus.
Ayew headed home powerfully in the 66th.
Ghana striker Opoku Agyemang received a second yellow card and was sent off near the end of extra time for diving.
Host Egypt were knocked out of the competition after going down 2-0 to Costa Rica, while Hungary edged out Czech Republic in the later game on Tuesday.
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