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2021 AFCON: Andre Ayew overtakes iconic Asamoah Gyan as Ghana's top scorer

Published on: 17 January 2022
2021 AFCON: Andre Ayew overtakes iconic Asamoah Gyan as Ghana's top scorer
Jun 16, 2014; Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, BRAZIL; Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew (10) celebrates his goal against the United States during the second half of their 2014 World Cup game at Estadio das Dunas. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has dethroned iconic striker Asamoah Gyan as the country's top scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations. 

Ayew, 33, made history last week when he scored his 10th goal at the continental showpiece to edge his countryman.

The Al Sadd forward scored a magnificent goal for the Black Stars in their 1-1 stalemate against Gabon to etch his name in the history folklore.

He has now passed the illustrious Asamoah Gyan - who has scored eight goals in the competition.

The 33-year-old Ghanaian surpassed Egyptian legend Ahmed Hassan (32 games) to become the 2nd most-games player in the competition's history behind Cameroonian Rigobert Song (36 games).

Abedi Pelé's son also became the 4th player in history to score in four editions of the CAN. A record shared with Gyan, Samuel Eto'o and Kalusha Bwalya.

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