Asamoah Gyan Scores 50th Ghana Goal

Asamoah Gyan became the first player to score 50 goals for Ghana on Sunday.

Black Stars captain scored his 50th goal for the national team in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Walias of Ethiopia at Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

He opened the scoring when he headed a delightful cross by Thomas Agyepong.

The Shanghai SIPG forward is the fifth African to reach that feat with their national teams.

Godfrey Chitalu, Hossan Hassan, Didier Drogba and four time African player of the year Samuel Eto, are the dream set of players to have reached the 50 goal landmark in national colours.

Gyan made his international debut at the age of 17, scoring against Somalia on 19 November 2003 in the 90th minute. He came on for Isaac Boakye in the 62nd minute in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier, three days before he turned 18 years; helping Ghana to win that game, and making him the youngest ever player to score for Ghana.

He is Africa’s all-time top scorer at the FIFA World Cup.

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