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.
For many years, there was no African striker at the World Cup quite like the charming Cameroonian, whose exploits at Italia ’90 left many on the continent dancing and dreaming.
Undoubtedly one of Africa’s greatest ever, Roger Milla banged in four of his five WC goals at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, celebrating each one with an iconic dance routine around the corner flag.
Milla scored a brace each against Romania and Colombia to power Cameroon to the quarter-finals, the first African nation to get to that stage.
Four years later, he found the back of the net again versus Russia. Aged 42, Milla became the oldest goalscorer in a World Cup tournament.
For two decades, no one could touch his goalscoring record until one of the most underrated Ghanaians in history came on to the scene.