By El-Amisty Nobo
Black Satellites captain Clifford Aboagye led his teammates to give Argentina its first ever defeat in 19 FIFA U-20 World Cup games on Tuesday at the Wellington Regional Stadium in New Zealand.
Coach Sellas Tetteh made as many as six changes to his team that played the open match with Austria and mounted an attacking strategy which paid off for the 2009 champions beating Argentina by 3-2.
The satellites broke the deadlock in the 44th minute through Mighty Jets striker Benjamin Tetteh. Ghana capitalized on a quick counter attack to extend the lead in the 59th minute through Clifford Aboagye but credit must be given to Samuel Tate for his role leading to the goal.
The Black Satellites were in cruise control as they knocked the six-time champions on the floor from Yaw Yeboah’s spot-kick in the 69th minute.
But the South Americans were produced a last minute scary performance to score two goals through Simeone (80) and Buendia (90). The results put Argentina in a dicey situation to reach the last 16 stage of the competition.
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