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Player ratings: Ghana 3-0 Iraq 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup third-place tie

Published on: 13 July 2013
Player ratings: Ghana 3-0 Iraq 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup third-place tie
The Black Satellites signed off in Turkey with a cruising victory over Iraq

Striker Ebenezer Assifuah grabbed his sixth goal in Turkey and move into pole position to clinch the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup Golden Boot Award as the Black Satellites downed tournament surprise-package Iraq 3-0.

Defender Joseph Attamah headed Ghana ahead in the 35th minute before Assifuah drilled a low drive into the far right corner.

Winger Frank Acheampong then sealed the victory for Sellas Tetteh's boys at the Ali Sami Yen Arena.

Ebenezer Assifuah continued to dominate the headlines at the tournament as he put in yet another impressive performance. assesses the performance of the Ghana U20 side in their last game in Turkey.

Richard Ofori - 7

He looked more confident in the post and did something different from what Michael Sai did when he was handed the role in semis defeat to France.

He covered his area well and made two great saves.

Princebell Addico - 6

The Bechem United versatile defender had more comfort against the Iraqi attackers during the first department he last.

He dealt with their orchestrations far better and brought them under control.

Perhaps his only flaw on the evening was that he surged forward on very uncountable occasions.

Baba Abdul Rahman - 7

Maybe the nature of the opposition was contributory factor but this was Baba's best performance in the competition.

He had no problems in combining defensive and attacking roles.

Joseph Attamah - 7.5

What a way to end his tournament! The Tema Youth center-half scored Ghana's first goal in the 35th minute with a glistening header.

His partnership with Lartey was also superb.

Lawrence Lartey - 7

There was obvious solidity in the defensive department with the return of Lartey.

He organised the back well and ensured the Iraqis had very limited space to operate.

Seidu Salifu - 7

Salifu's performance was energy flavoured. He bossed the midfield and established an aerial control which contributed to Ghana's far superior performance.

Clifford Aboagye - 7

His tailor-made pass set up Frank Acheampong for Ghana's third.

Inter Allies have a valuable asset and it will not take long before big-name European sides flock in for his signature.

Moses Odjer - 6.5

After his star-performance in the Chile win, attention around him was enormous and perhaps that contributed to his inability to play to the gallery.

He had a fine evening anyway.

Frank Acheampong - 7.5

Acheampong signed off style. He had been one of Ghana's most impressive orchestras in Turkey and he cemented that with a precised strike from inside of the box after being played through.

Kennedy Ashia - 6

The Liberty Professionals midfielder was used in deep role to offer support to the lone-forward Assifuah and that yielded dividend for Ghana.

His freedom was somehow curtailed as he was gagged.

Ebenezer Assifuah - 8

You recline and watch his accuracy in front of goal and you remember Tony Yeboah. His energy level was brimming and he run all afternoon.

He scored Ghana's second on the evening and his personal sixth.

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