Nigerian international Ahmed Musa smashed in a memorable brace against Iceland exactly two years ago yesterday to elevate himself into an elite class of African marksmen to ever participate at the Mundial.
Egypt’s Abdulrahman Fawzi was the first African to register a goal at the FIFA World Cup, netting a brace in the Pharaoh’s 2-4 loss to Hungary at their debut in 1934.
Since then, the world has joined Africans in celebrating the goals of evergreen legends like Cameroon’s Roger Milla, Morocco’s Rabah Madja, Nigeria’s Rashidi Yekini, among others.
But who is Africa’s all-time top goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup? Soccernet.ng provides the answer.
Senegal shocked the world at their first World Cup appearance in 2002, beating defending champions France. Bouba Diop netted that famous goal against Zinedine Zidane and co.
The Teranga Lions also had fine attackers in Khalilou Fadiga, Henry Camara, and El Hadji Diouf in that incredible side that made it to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
But it was midfield powerhouse, Diop, having netted two more goals against Uruguay, who would depart Korea/Japan has the Mundial’s most prolific Senegalese.