Ghana today earned a Round of 16 place at the ongoing FIFA under 20 World Cup in New Zealand with a 1-0 win against Panama.

An 82nd minute goal from Emmanuel Boateng was enough to advance a campaign that has been fairly impressive. Panama would fight back with a 90th minute penalty – but failed to hit it home.

Ghana now tops Group B with some 7 points. Argentina and Austria drew 0-0 in the other Group B game.

Coach Sellas Tetteh is chasing a second World Cup after winning it in Egypt six years ago.



Ghana Starting Eleven

Ati, Ntim, Fobi, Donsah, S. Tetteh, Aboagye (C), Attobrah, Aidoo, Y. Yeboah, B, Tetteh, Asmah (misses next game).