Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has expressed excitement after scoring his fifth World Cup goal to equal Cameroon’s Roger Milla record as Africa’s top scorer at the global soccer showpiece event.
The 28-year-old, who had scored 4 goals in his two previous World Cup appearances thus in 2006 and 2010, equaled the record as Africa’s all-time top scorer, when he scored in the 63rd minute in Ghana’s 2-2 stalemate with Germany on Saturday evening to equal Milla’s record. He also etched his name in the history books as the FIRST African to score in three World Cup finals.
“Yeah personally, I’m happy scoring five goals in a tournament- the World Cup tournament. It is not easy but I’m the captain of the team. I’m leading the team and I want the team to go places. But personally I’m happy, Gyan said just after the game against Germany.
Another goal by the Ghanaian international will see him set a new record as Africa’s all-time top scorer at the World Cup.