- It has been exactly 11 years since the Black Satellites of Ghana won Brazil to win the U-20 world cup
- The tournament happened in Egypt and saw the Ghanaian contingent grab the highly-coveted trophy with only 10 men
- It appears that out of the Ghanaian team that won the World Cup, only Dede Ayew and Jonathan Mensah as still active in Ghana football
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On October 16, 2009, the Black Satellites of Ghana, the U-20 men's football team, beat Brazil in the World Cup finals to win the trophy for the first time.
The team was led by coach Silas Tetteh and captain, Andre Dede Ayew, who has currently become the captain of the senior national team, the Black Stars of Ghana.
In that tight encounter against Brazil, Ghana conceded a red card in the first half of the competition but went ahead to win the relentless South American team after 120 minutes of action.
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The winner of the match, as many Ghanaians would recall, was decided through a penalty shootout which was sealed by Emmanuel Agyeman Badu for Ghana.
After that encounter during that world cup which happened on African soil, Egypt, an Egyptian flight offered to convey the Ghanaians back to their home country.
They were met at the airport by many Ghanaians who were there to hail them although they had arrived late in the night.
Out of the many stars that made Ghana's win possible, Jonathan Mensah and Andre Dede Ayew appear to be the only players still active in Ghana's international encounters.
In another report, YEN.com.gh published that in 1962, a historic event that would remain iconic throughout the history of sports in Ghana was made when the Black Stars of Ghana played against Real Madrid.
The match took place at the Accra Sports Stadium, which was formerly named the Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium, and ended with a scoreline of 3:3.
A report by Ghanaianmuseum.com sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates that after the sterling performance of the Ghana national team against the Spanish giants, Santiago Bernabéu honoured Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's president at the time.
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