Asamoah Gyan is one goal away to becoming Ghana’s all-time leading scorer following his sensational brace in the 6-1 rout of Egypt on Tuesday.
The Black Stars captain scored in the 5th and 54th minute respectively to help Ghana secure a massive first leg advantage in the 2014 World Cup playoffs.
The Al Ain striker’s brace now extends his overall international goals tally to 39 – just one shy of Ghana’s all-time leading scorer’s record jointly held by Edward Acquah and Kwasi Owusu.
Gyan thought he had smashed this record with his brace earlier in the qualifiers when Ghana beat Sudan 3-1.
Renowned Sports Researcher however in a recent find placed Edward Acquah and Kwasi Owusu as the holders of the accolade with 40 international goals.
With Gyan being only 27, chances of him smashing and further surpassing this record are well on the cards – barring any serious injuries or other unexpected eventualities.
The Ghana captain has come into his own in recent matches for the Black Stars and is also currently joint-top with Mohamed Salah at the summit of the goalscoring chart of the African World Cup qualifiers with six goals apiece.