Ghana put on a brilliant performance as they hit India 4-0 to advance to the round of 16 of the ongoing FIfa U-17 World Cup on Thursday.
A brace from Eric Ayiah and goals from Emmanuel Toku and Richard Danso put the two-time winners on top of Group A.
The opening half proved frenetic at times, but as it wore on, the Black Starlets took control and created the majority of the chances.
Though it took some time, they got the opener just before the break when Ayiah struck home on the rebound after India goalkeeper Dheeraj Moirangthem parried Sadiq Ibrahim’s low cross into his path in the box.
Ayiah would go on to double Ghana’s lead seven minutes after the break, finishing first-time from Edmund Arko-Mensah’s cutback pass in the Indian box.
Ghana secured top spot in the group with a pair of late goals from Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku.
Though the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium never stopped supporting their side, the task of overcoming the two-time U-17 World Cup champions proved too much for the Indians, whose campaign in this tournament comes to an end after three straight defeats in the group. They lost 0-3 to USA and 1-2 against Colombia.
Along with Ghana, Colombia and the United States of America have also secured qualification into the next round.