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.
Nigeria has had 17 different goal scorers at the World Cup, but Ahmed Musa’s name sits on top of them all.
Emmanuel Amuneke, Daniel Amokachi, and Kalu Uche were the only ones to have recorded two goals until the former Kano Pillars man debuted at the tournament.
Musa grabbed a brace against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup to become the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match.
In the following edition two years ago, the Al Nassr forward repeated the feat, scoring twice in the 2-0 win over Iceland – taking the seat many would have expected to see the great Rashidi Yekini on.