Gyan Inches Closer To Ghana’s All-time Leading Scorer’s Record With Brace Against Turkey

Posted On Thursday, 15th August 2013

Asamoah Gyan getting closer to Kwesi Owusu and Edward Acquah's record

Asamoah Gyan getting closer to Kwesi Owusu and Edward Acquah’s record

Asamoah Gyan is now three goals away from equaling the joint record of Kwesi Owusu and Edward Acquah as the all-time leading scorers of the Black Stars.

This was after the Black Stars captain came off the bench to score twice in helping Ghana hold Turkey to a 2-2 draw in an international friendly on Wednesday night.

The Al Ain ace was thought to have broken Abedi Pele’s record as Ghana’s all-time leading scorer – with 34 goals – when he hit a brace against Sudan in June’s 2014 World Cup qualifier.

But this was in error as renowned sports researcher Thomas Freeman Yeboah discounted Abedi Pele’s goals to 20 in one of his statistical finds.

The undisputed find by the Metro FM journalist puts Kwesi Owusu and Edward Acquah as joint leading scorers of the Black Stars with 40 goals each.

Gyan’s brace against Turkey in Istanbul now takes him even closer to equaling and surpassing this record as he is now just three goals away and with more international games to come.

The 27-year-old could even break this record as early as early next month when Ghana host Zambia in a deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi.

His goals culminating into a win will see the Black Stars progress to the playoff round of the qualifiers for next year’s World Cup to be hosted by Brazil.

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