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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ghana:Satellites beats England 4:0

With this feat, the Satellites' next match would be a mere formality
With this feat, the Satellites' next match would be a mere formality
Ghana’s U20 team the Black Satellites underlined their bid for a first U20 trophy, with 4-0 annihilation of England.

Two goals from Dominic Adiyiah and a goal each from Skipper Dede Ayew and Ransford Osei qualified the Satellites to the next stage of the competition, leaving England with a slim chance of surviving in the tournament.

But it was the English who threatened as early as the 8th minute with a terrific header which struck the goal post, sending strong signals that they were in for business. That however, was the only shining moment.

The Satellites took over with perhaps one of the best team performances combined with pure genius and individual brilliance from Dede Ayew and one of such enterprises resulted in the first goal in the 38th minute.

Adiyiah struck low from a great turn after an Inkoom set up and that began what was to be an embarrassing night for the English.

The Satellites assaulted the goal area of their oponents pushing for more goals but the English were resolute.

After recess, the Satellites were in devastating form.

Dede Ayew, who was easily the man of the match, scored what could easily pass for the goal of the tournament in the 57th minute.

On his favourite right flank, Ayew cut deep in-field, beating two English defenders on his path and unleashing a screamer which zoomed straight into the roof of the post for Ghana’s second.

Ayew once again outwitted his marker on the left and set up Ransford Osei who landed a straight shot but was aided by a wicked deflection for the third goal.

Dede Ayew had his cheeky flick miss the post by inches moments later and what could have been the fourth and another breathtaking goal.

Striker Dominic Adiyiah again put his name on the score sheet after a selfless Quansah knocked the ball onto his path and shot into the yawning net to wrap up the superb victory.

The Satellites thus qualify for the next stage of the tournament, becoming the only African side thus far to have qualified.

They play Uruguay on Friday to determine which of the two teams top the group.

Uruguay had hammered Venezuela by 3-0 in the group's earlier encounter.

Story by Nathan Gadugah/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana

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