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Ahmed Musa Is Still Youngest African Player To Score Brace In World Cup Match

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa still holds the record of the youngest African player to score two goals in a FIFA World Cup match, despite Ghana Black Stars attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus putting two past South Korea to record their first win at the Mundial in Qatar.

Recall Ahmed Musa, was 21 years and 254 days when struck twice in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Mohammed Kudus became the second youngest African play to do the same with Ahmed Musa at 22 years and 118 days.

The Ajax midfielder stole the show for ghana on Monday afternoon after netting a brace as the black stars recovered from an opening-day defeat to Portugal to beat South Korea 3-2 at the education city stadium in al Rayyan, Qatar.

Kudus scored his first-ever World Cup goal when he doubled the lead for Ghana in the 34th.

In the second half, the Koreans began to dominate and just before the hour mark, lanky forward Cho Guesung beat his marker Salisu to pull one back for the Asians.

Three minutes later the 24-year-old levelled for South Korea with a powerful header from a cross from the left.

Ghanaians then had Kudus to thank after he completed his brace in the 68th, which proved enough to be the winning strike.

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