Meet the African Highest Scorers at the World Cup

2018 has been a year of football with many tournaments and the World Cup. No footballer wants to be left hanging without making an impact on the pitches. The 2018 World Cup in Russia pulled a lot of stunts and many of us are either pleased or displeased with many of our fave players.

Over the years, we have seen Africans do wonders during the World Cup tournaments. One of the beautiful moments of the tournament is scoring goals. We have seen mind-blowing celebrations after these goals. For Africans, there have been players who have distinguished themselves as highest scorers. Egypt made her debut in the 1934 World Cup, we have seen Africans scoring goals.

Abdulrahman Fawzi became the first African to score a goal in that year’s tournament and found the net twice. However, we have seen other African players scoring more goals. The following are African highest scorers at the World Cup.

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan, a Ghanaian and the Black Stars skipper has been called the greatest score of all the time in the tournament. He has scored six times; registering his first World Cup goal in 2006 and that goal became the fastest goal of the Cup. He broke Roger Milla’s record that was held for 30 years from an African in the FIFA World Cup.

Roger Milla

Roger Milla has five goals to his record and has being respected around the continent.  In the 1990 World Cup, he scored four goals that were each celebrated with a unique dance.  In 1994, he made a name for himself as he scored, making him the oldest goal scorer in a World Cup tournament. He is from Cameroon.

Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o  registered his first goal in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and went on to add another two goals. He currently holds the all-time top scorer in African Cup of Nations.

Papa Bouba Diop

Papa Bouba Diop brought France, the then reigning World champion to her feet when his goal defeated them in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He ended his reign with three goals and scored twice when his team played against Uruguay.

You should know that we didn’t add African players with one or two goals in the World Cup. The good news is that players will still beat this record as the years sweep by. Who knows the country where the highest goal scorer for World Cup will come from in Africa?

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