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Ahmed Musa joins Asamoah Gyan and Roger Milla as Africa’s highest scorers at the World Cup

Ahmed Musa joins Asamoah Gyan and Roger Milla as Africa’s highest scorers at the World Cup

- Ahmed Musa has joined Africa’s leading top scorers in the history of the Fifa World Cup after netting a brace against Iceland

- Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan with six goals and Cameroon’s Roger Milla, five goals, currently lead the pack

- The CSKA Moscow forward is expected to face Argentina during Nigeria's last Group D match on Tuesday

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has joined Africa’s leading top scorers in the history of the Fifa World Cup after netting a brace against Iceland in Nigeria’s 2-0 over Iceland at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod.

In the tournament’s record books, the duo of Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan with six goals and Cameroon’s Roger Milla, five goals, currently lead the pack in Africa after their exploits in precious editions of the global football fiesta.

Ahmed Musa joins Asamoah Gyan and Roger Milla as Africa’s highest scores at the World Cup

Ahmed Musa scores Nigeria's second and his fourth World Cup goal against Iceland on Friday Photo Credit: Getty Images

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At the last count, Gyan, scored the fastest goal of the tournament after 68 seconds and also netted Ghana's first ever goal in the FIFA World Cup at the 2010 World Cup against the Czech Republic

In the 2010 edition in South Africa, the Black Star forward scored in the win over Serbia, as well as Ghana’s 1–1 draw against Australia.

Ahmed Musa joins Asamoah Gyan and Roger Milla as Africa’s highest scores at the World Cup

Ahmed Musa joins Asamoah Gyan and Roger Milla as Africa’s highest scores at the World Cup Photo Credit: Twitter

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The forward also recorded another goal against the United States to take his strikes to six goals as Ghana cruised to a 2–1 win.

Thereby, becoming the third African team in history to qualify for the tournament's quarter final, behind Cameroon and Senegal.

On the other hand, Milla at 38 emerged one of the World Cup's major stars after netting four goals at Italia 1990.

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The Indomitable Lions' legend scores a brace against Romania in Cameroon's second fixture and another double against Colombia to ensure Cameroon, progressed to the quarter-finals.

In Cameroon's quarterfinal defeat, Milla was also in scoring form against England before the English side raced to a 3–2 in extra time.

During the 1994 World Cup in USA, Milla became the oldest player to score when he hit the bulls’ eye against Russia, thus setting a record as the oldest goalscorer in a World Cup tournament.

Interestingly, Ahmed Musa is not far away from equaling the feat set by both Gyan and Milla at the top.

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The Nigerian speed star, has four goals to him name after his earlier brace against Argentina in the last World Cup in Brazil.

The CSKA Moscow forward is expected to face the Albiceleste again when Nigeria square up against Argentina in Tuesday’s all-important Group D fixture at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that a Nigerian in Austria has tipped Super Eagles and Leicester City star Ahmed Musa to become the next president of Nigeria.

The Nigerian made his intentions known when the three-time African champions camped in the European country for the final lap of their preparations for this summer’s FIFA World Cup staging in Russia from June 14 to July 15 this year.

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