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The Black Satellites won Bronze at the 2013 Under-20 World Cup

Ghana's 2013 Under-20 World Cup campaign in numbers

The Black Satellites won Bronze at the 2013 Under-20 World Cup

Baba Rahman, Duncan of Black Satellites sad

Goal Ghana takes a look at some very interesting statistics produced by the Black Satellites at the just ended Under-20 World Cup in Turkey

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By Nana Frimpong | Twitter: @Nan1Yaw

Ghana's Under-20s have, during the past three weeks, represented the country at the World Cup in Turkey at that level, and produced several memories, some good, some bad. Either way, the Black Satellites' bronze-winning displays have come with a number of interesting statistics, the most notable of which Goal's Nana Frimpong highlights in this piece:

Ghana's Turkey 2013 campaign in numbers
1 Ghana kept a single clean sheet in all of seven outings at Turkey 2013, achieving that in the 3rd/4th place decider against Iraq which they won 3-0.
2 Two excelling members of the Satellites' team emerged with individual prizes at the end of the tournament on Saturday, with Clifford Aboagye's Bronze Ball adding up to Ebenezer Assifuah's Golden Boot for a fairly handsome collection.
16 With 16 goals, Ghana were the tournament's most prolific outfit. That in itself is an impressive feat, considering the fact that the team scored only once in its first two games.
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Ghana scored 11 second half goals in seven games at the tournament, including nine after the 70th minute mark in all matches they played (those that travelled to extra-time included), thus establishing themselves as comeback kings of some sort in the process.
120+1 Ebenezer Assifuah's header in the quarter-finals against Chile that earned Ghana a last-gasp win was the latest goal scored at Turkey 2013. That finish - registered approximately one minute after the half-hour allocated for extra-time had expired - capped a great game that ended 4-3 to the competition's 2009 winners.
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Ghana played against teams from four different continents at the tournament. Encounters against France (2), Spain, and Portugal provided European opposition, while Chile offered the South American flavour normally presented by the usual yet absent customers Brazil and Argentina. And then Ghana also played the US and Iraq from North America and Asia respectively.
5 Ghana, for the fifth time in six U20 World Cup appearances, reached the last-four, confirming the country's status as a genuine force at that level of youth football.
8 Ghana's goals were spread quite evenly among its players. For the 16 goals Sellas Tetteh's side struck, there were eight different scorers, with at least one from each of the team's three major departments. Quite incredible, isn't it?
 6 The number of goals with which Liberty Professionals' Ebenezer Assifuah ultimately won the goalking award, easing ahead of the likes of Bruma & Jese (5) of Portugal and Spain respectively and France's Yaya Sanogo (4) who took an early lead in the scoring stakes. He thus becomes the second Ghanaian to claim the gong after Dominic Adiyiah's exploits at the 2009 edition.
 7 The number of goals produced in the thriller played out by Ghana and Chile at Istanbul's Turk Telekom Arena in the quarter-finals which makes it the highest-scoring game at the tournament.
 1/4 Clifford Aboagye, the dimunitive yet supremely creative hub of Ghana's team, provided four assists for his goal-scoring team-mates in the course of the tournament, statistically one-fourth of all goals Ghana scored.
























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