Gyan equals Milla’s African goals record

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Asamoah Gyan has equaled the number of goals scored by an African at the World Cup finals.

Gyan, 28, in now at par with Roger Milla’s five goals at the finals following his 63rd minute score.

The Ghana captain scored against Czech Republic in 2006 and then got three more in 2010. Cameroon’s Roger Milla had been holding the record since the 1994 World Cup after getting his goals at Italia ’90 and USA ’94.

In reaction to this milestone, Gyan said after the Germany game: “It’s not easy to go 5 goals at this level, but I am very proud.”

About the game, the Al Ain player says he is disappointed that three points could not be bagged although the performance from his team was satisfactory.

“It was a great game and I would like to congratulate the team-we believed in ourselves against a tough side. We had to respect Germany but we were close.

“We saw the real Ghana today. We were tactically perfect, we had to work hard because Germany are so good in possession. We didn’t want to run around and waste energy.

“Now we have to go all out against Portugal in our last game. We have to focus and believe we can beat Portugal.”

Ghana must now beat Portugal in their final Group G match on Thursday, but would want Cristiano Ronaldo’s men to beat the USA first on Sunday.

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