Ghana’s U-17 women’s team fell to a heartbreaking last gasp defeat to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in their world cup quarter final game played in Jordan Thursday.
The Black Maidens did extremely well to peg their opponents back after falling behind to a first half penalty, but then conceded from a last minute freekick to see the North Koreans progress to the tournament semi finals.
Kim Po Ui gave the Asians the lead in the 31st minute after compatriot Pyon Un Gong was fouled in the box by Grace Achaempong; and Ui stepped up to convert the resulting spot kick.
Both teams created numerous opportunities with some offensive play but neither were able to convert until the 81st minute when Gifty Acheampong headed home an acrobatic cross to bring Ghana back level.
But in the last minute of stoppage time, the Koreans were awarded a free-kick which they took full advantage of, Ja Un Yong poking home from close range following a goal mouth melee.