Koo scores late winner against Ghana
Published : Jun 7, 2011 - 22:37
Updated : Jun 7, 2011 - 22:38

South Korea edged out Ghana 2-1 in Tuesday's friendly at Jeonju Worldcup Stadium in North Jeolla Province thanks to a late goal from Koo Ja-cheol.

Cho Kwang-rae's team took the lead after Ji Dong-won of Chunnam Dragons scored 10 minutes in. The Africans equalized through Asamoah Gyan 17 minutes into the second half. 

Ji Dong-won (right) congratulates Koo Ja-cheol after he scored the winning goal against Ghana in Jeonju on Tuesday                                                                               (Yonhap News)

The home side clinched victory when striker Koo Ja-cheol of German club VfL Wolfsburg scored just 2 minutes before the whistle.

Ghana is the top African nation in the FIFA rankings, occupying 15th spot, 16 places higher than South Korea.