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2014 World Cup: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan equals Africa's World Cup goal record

Published on: 21 June 2014
Asamoah Gyan has equalled Africa's goal record at the World finals

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan reached a milestone on Saturday as he equalled Africa's goal record at the World Cup finals. 

The 28-year-old equalled Cameroon's Roger Milla's 5 goal record at the finals following his 63rd minute strike from a Sulley Muntari well tailored cross in Ghana's 2-2 draw with Germany.

Gyan went into this year's finals with four goals from two previous World Cups and his strike on Saturday has helped him to amasss five goals at the finals.

Cameroon's Roger Milla had been holding the record since the 1994 World Cup and no African striker has been able to rival his record. Milla scored five of his goals between the 1990 and 1994 World Cup.

But Gyan's impressive scoring run since Ghana's participation at the three previous World Cups has seen him equal the record.

Do you think with the class shown, Gyan has break Roger Milla's record at the tournament??


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • keith from germany says:
    June 21, 2014 10:48 pm
    gyan is a clinical finsiher.Jordan Ayew robbed him of a goal. oooh chaley,had jordan passed the ball to gyan everything will have been good. jordan is skillful but the coach must talk to him very well.
  • Emmanuel says:
    June 21, 2014 10:56 pm
    Gyan keep d fire burning
  • Ohene Boafo says:
    June 22, 2014 05:01 am
    Asamoah Gyan is first African to have scored goals in three consecutive world cup tournaments.