The Black Satellites’ run to the U-20 World Cup title in 2009 was far from straightforward.
A topsy-turvy tournament saw the team have to come from behind, cope with 10 men and survive a penalty-shootout.
There were lots of cameras to capture the scenes in each of the games and we’ve put a few of them together in this piece.
Ghana 2-1 Uzbekistan
Ghana’s first group game against Uzbekistan was a tight one, that the Satellites edged in the end.
They went behind to Karimov’s early second-half strike but goals from Ransford Osei and Dominic Adiyiah in the last 30 minutes gave them a winning start.
One of Ghana’s goalscorers, Ransford Osei lines up prior to the game.
Goalscorer Dominic Adiyah of Ghana runs with the ball during the FIFA U20 World Cup Group D match between Ghana and Uzbekistan
Ghana 4-0 England
An emphatic win for the Satellites in their second game with Adiyiah (2), Andre Ayew and Ransford Osei getting on the scoresheet.
Sellas Tetteh, Ghana’s coach looks on as his side faces England
Dominic Adiyiah of Ghana scores
Andre Ayew of Ghana scores against England
Andre Ayew of Ghana celebrates with coach Sellas Tetteh after scoring
Andre Ayew is tackled by Martin Kelly of England
Latif Salifu is challenged by Matthew James of England
Dominic Adiyiah of Ghana celebrates after scoring
Dominic Adiyiah celebrates with team-mates David Addy and Latif Salifu
Andrew Tutte of England is challenged by Opoku Agyemang
Dominic Adiyiah of Ghana celebrates with team mates after scoring his second
Uruguay 2-2 Ghana
Ghana went two up with goals from Rabiu Mohammed and Ransford Osei but following a red card for Rabiu, Uruguay grabbed a point with strikes from Lodeiro and Hernandez.
Mohammed Rabiu in action against Uruguay at the Ismailia Stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Mohammed Rabiu is congratulated by team-mates after scoring
Dominic Adiyiah of Ghana battles with Robert Herrera of Uruguay
Andre Ayew breaks away from Matias Aguirregaray of Uruguay
Goalkeeper Daniel Agyei celebrates the second goal, scored by Ransford Osei.
Ransford Osei and Sebastian Coates of Uruguay challenge for the ball
Abel Hernandez of Uruguay scores a late equalizer
Ghana’s players walk off the pitch after the match against Uruguay
ROUND OF 16
Ghana 2-1 South Africa (After Extra Time)
Goals from Andre Ayew and Dominic Adiyiah (In extra time) took Ghana through in a huge come-from-behind win. All this despite having Opoku Agyemang sent off
Andre Ayew heads home their first goal
Dominic Adiyiah (R) celebrates scoring a goal in extra time
A Ghana fan shows his support
Opoku Agyemang of Ghana is sent off by referee Peter O’Leary
(L-R) David Addy, Samuel Inkoom and Abeiku Quansah of Ghana celebrate after defeating South Africa
South Korea 2-3 Ghana
Two goals from Dominic Adiyiah and one from Ransford Osei gave Ghana a 3-1 lead but a late goal for Korea made it a nervy final few minutes.
Dominic Adiyiah of Ghana scores the opening goal past Kim Seung Gyu of Korea Republic
Ransford Osei of Ghana (2nd from right) celebrates with team mates after scoring his goal
Dominic Adiyiah celebrates with team-mates after scoring
Dominic Adiyiah and Daniel Opare of Ghana celebrate after victory over Korea Republic
The Ghana team celebrate after victory over Korea Republic
Ghana 3-2 Hungary
Just like in the previous round, Dominic Adiyiah’s brace and Abeiku Quansah’s goal had given Ghana a 3-1 lead but with six minutes left Hungary grabbed a second. But yet again the Satellites held on.
Dominic Adiyiah beats Bence Zambo of Hungary to score
Dominic Adiyiah celebrates with team-mate Ransford Osei after scoring his second goal
Abeiku Quansah celebrates with Opoku Agyemang after scoring his goal
David Addy and Dominic Adiyiah celebrate after victory over Hungary
The players of Ghana celebrate after victory over Hungary
A tough task against Brazil got even tougher with Daniel Addo’s sending off but an inspired performance from Daniel Agyei in the penalty shootout gave Ghana a magical end to the tournament
Ghana 0-0 Brazil (Ghana won 4-3 on penalties)
The players and Brazil walk on to the pitch
Mohammed Rabiu beats Wellington Junior of Brazil
Belgian referee Frank De Bleeckere gives a red card to Ghana’s Daniel Addo (L)
Ghana’s players can hardly watch the penalty shoot out
Daniel Agyei saves a penalty against Alex Teixeira of Brazil during the penalty shootout
Daniel Agyei celebrates after saving the penalty
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu scores the winning penalty
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu celebrates after scoring the winning penalty
Ghana goalkeeper Daniel Agyei celebrates at the end of the final
Sellas Tetteh celebrates after victory over Brazil
Dominic Adiyiah of Ghana wins the adidas Golden Ball Award for outstanding player of the competition, Alex Teixeira of Brazil wins the adidas Silver Ball and Giuliano of Brazil wins the adidas Bronze Ball
The Ghana players lift the FIFA U20 World Cup
Opoku Agyemang and Bright Addae celebrate with the FIFA U20 World Cup
Ghana’s players celebrate