Kim Hyunwoo’s second half header condemned South Africa to their second defeat in the Group F clash at the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.
Thabo Senong’s men had to endure wet pitch conditions and it was the Koreans who adapted late on to snatch all 3 points 20 minutes from time
South Africa we on the front foot in the first half, a good save by Lee Gwangyeon in the Korea goal kept out a deflected effort by Siphesihle Mkhize.
The rain reduced after the break and it was the Koreans who came out stronger in the second half.
The Asian made a few attempts at the South African goal, with Cho Youngwook blazing over having been teed up by Oh Sehun, and Jeong Hojin later rattling the Amajita crossbar.
South Korea found the breakthrough with just over 20 minutes remaining. Kim Hyunwoo found the corner of the net with a clinically accurate header from a looping cross.
The game ended 1-0 in favour of Korea while South Africa now face a must-win clash against the two-time U-20 World Cup winners Portugal in Bielsko-Biala.