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2014 World Cup: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan delighted with record equalling feat

Asamoah Gyan celebrating with his teammates

Asamoah Gyan celebrating with his teammates

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has admitted he is thrilled after becoming the only African player to equal Roger Milla’s record at the World Cup finals. 

The 28-year-old scored a magnificent powerful half-volley in the 63rd minute to put the Black Stars ahead in their 2-2 draw with Germany on Saturday.

That fabulous strike took Gyan’s World Cup finals goal tally to 5 and equalled a record held by Cameroon’s Roger Milla and unrivalled for a decade.

“Yes I’m happy but I’m the team captain and the team’s success comes first but scoring here is great and personally I’m happy,” the Al Ain hit-man said in the post-match interview.

Gyan has also become the only African striker to score at three different World Cup finals.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Emma says:

    He does not need to prove anything, not even in Europe.

  2. gynico says:

    I thaught gyan has 6 goals, 1 against czech, 1 against serbia another 1 against australia 1 against u s a. he also scored in d penalties against uruguay n yesterday against d germans. somebody correct me in case my memory did not serve me well.

  3. Chico says:

    @ gynico penalty shoot outs do not count as a personal goal. It only counts during the game.

  4. Asenegal says:

    Muntari scored in the 1:1 against Uruguay nd Gyan only scored in the penalty shoot out which doesnt count