• This is the first time Ghana has scored three goals in a single match in the history of the World Cup.
Ghana secured a hard-fought 3-2 win against South Korea at the Education City Stadium in their second group H game on Monday.
The 2010 quarter-finalists impressed in an opening 3-2 defeat against Portugal and took the lead in the 24th minute when defender Mohammed Salisu swept home Jordan Ayew’s curling free-kick in the 29th minute.
The goal was given after a delay for a VAR check and Ghana had another 10 minutes later after another superb delivery from the Crystal Palace forward.
In the 34th minute, Jordan Ayew curled in a whipped ball right-footed from the left and it only needed the faintest of touches from the head of Mohammed Kudus to double the Black Stars’ lead.
But South Korea, who finished fourth at the 2002 finals began with a useful 0-0 draw against Uruguay, hit back with two headers from Cho Gue-sung to level.
As the game progressed, Ghana revived hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout stages for only the second time as they regained the lead through Kudus Mohammed in the 68 minutes, becoming the first-ever Ghanaian player to score a brace at the World Cup in the history of the Black Stars.
Elsewhere, Mohammed Salisu also added his name to the limited list of players to have netted for the Black Stars but his own comes in a unique way.
The goal makes him the first and only defender to have scored a goal for Ghana at any World Cup since the Black Stars made their debut appearance in 2006.
On the other hand, Ghana’s goalkeeper, Ati Zigi was the man to praise for defiling the odds to make great saves to keep Ghana in the right direction.
The Black Stars would need to fight hard and avoid defeat when they face former World champions, Uruguay on Friday in their last group game.
They now sit second on the table in Group H with three points.