Ahmed Musa’s record is tied by Ghana’s Kudus for the 2022 World Cup.
Ghana forward, Mohammed Kudus, scored twice as they defeated South Korea 3-2 in Monday’s Group H 2022 World Cup game.
Kudus scored the Black Stars’ second goal after connecting with Jordan Ayew’s cross to make it 2-0.
With the Koreans drawing level thanks to Jo Gue-Sung’s double, Kudus then netted the winning goal of a cross from Gideon Mensah.
And At 22 years and 118 days old, Kudus is the second youngest African player to score two goals in a World Cup match, after Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa (21y 254 days) for Nigeria against Argentina at the 2014 edition in Brazil.
Heading into their Group H clash with South Korea on Monday, Ghana knew that defeat at the Education City Stadium would see them exit the competition after just two games, which meant the pressure was well and truly on Otto Addo’s side.
Luckily, though, Mohammed Kudus picked the ideal time to make Ghanian football history after the Ajax midfielder headed his team into a 2-0 half-time lead, before then sealing a 3-2 win with a composed finish midway through the second period.
As a result, the 22-year-old became the first Ghana player to score two goals in a World Cup match, while he also became the second youngest African player to net twice in the competition.
That double means Ghana’s World Cup fate is now in their own hands ahead of their final clash with Uruguay on Friday.