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Dede to start U20 final

Matthew Kenyon
BBC Sport, Cairo

Dede Ayew
Dede Ayew may not play the final against Brazil through injury

The captain of Ghana's Black Satellites Dede Ayew will start in Friday's Under 20 World Cup final against Brazil in Cairo.

The player picked up an ankle injury during Ghana's semi-final against Hungary.

Coach Sellas Tetteh had told the BBC he only had a "50/50" chance of making the final.

Ayew was unable to take a full part in training with the team on Wednesday instead he underwent some light exercises on his own.

The 19-year-old's attacking flair has brought huge benefits for Ghana during this tournament, and Ghana's strike pairing of Ransford Osei and Dominic Adiyiah would have badly missed his service.

Ayew passion for the team is obvious - he seemed furious about being substituted with 15 minutes to go in Ghana's high octane 3-2 win over Hungary in the semi-final.



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see also
Ghana to face Brazil in U20 final
13 Oct 09 |  African
Ghana and Hungary into U20 semis
09 Oct 09 |  African
Ghana advance knocking out SA
06 Oct 09 |  African
Ghana top group as England go out
02 Oct 09 |  African
Ghana hand thrashing to England
29 Sep 09 |  African


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