Yaw Yeboah’s stoppage penalty was enough to secure coach Sellas Tate and his Satellites team a point in their opening Group B match against Austria in the ongoing New Zealand U-20 FIFA Youth Championship.
The 2009 Champions got slapped in the face in the 50th minute when hard working Bernd Gschweidl gave Austria the deserving lead to set the Wellington Regional Stadium alive.
The Austrian’s grew up in confidence as the game wore on and captain, Lukas Gugganig served Ghana the notice midway through the half when he blasted from 30-yard out, but Ghana’s goalie, Lawrence Ati produced a wonderful finger-tipped performance to save his side.
In the 50th minute however, Ghana’s central defender Emmanuel Ntim got robbed off the ball in the box by Gschweidl who scored on a second attempt after Ati had saved his initial effort.
Ghana was blessed in the dying seconds of the game when defender, Konrad Laimer clumsily brought down Man City’s Yaw Yeboah in the box resulting in a penalty. Yeboah took the responsibility and scored from the spot.
The result means that Group B is widely open as the four teams have a point each as Argentina and Panama also drew in the first match.
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