Ghana U20 heroic striker Ebenezer Assifuah says their desire to win the World Cup in Turkey helped them to edge past a stubborn Chile side in the quarter-final.

Assifuah, one of the the tournament’s revelations, says they were confident they would beat Chile despite falling behind twice before his header at the death sealed Ghana progress on Sunday night.

The Black Satellites Ghana reached the last four of the Under-20 World Cup after a 4-3 extra-time semi-final win over Chile.

The match ended 2-2 after 90 minutes and Ghana had to come from behind in the extra half hour to claim a place in the last four.

Assifuah got his second goal of the game to win it for the Black Satellites, who won the title in 2009.

Assifuah’s header completed Ghana’s comeback after Angelo Henriquez put Chile 3-2 up in the eighth minute of extra time and the attacker says he knew they would complete the turnaround.

The Liberty Professionals striker says their ambition of winnig the title kept them fighting until they got the winner at the death.

“We knew that we couldn’t lose the game because our aim is to win the cup so we encouraged ourselves and that worked for us in coming back to win the game,” Assifuah said.

Earlier in the tournament, Ghana narrowly escaped elimination after losing group matches against Spain and France before advancing on goal difference following a 4-1 win against the United States.

Ghana will now face France in the semi-finals on Wednesday

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