AFCON 2021: Ghana Captain Andre Ayew Equals Afcon Record After Stunning Strike Against Gabon

Andre Ayew has equalled an impressive Africa Cup of Nations record after scoring in Ghana’s disappointing draw against Gabon.

The former Swansea forward scored a superb opener in the 1-1 stalemate in Yaoundé on Friday night.

The goal extends his total tally at the continent’s flagship competition to 10 goals.

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But he becomes only the fourth player to score in four different Afcon tournaments, joining legendary attackers Samuel Eto’o, Kalusha Bwalya and compatriot Asamoah Gyan.

Ayew scored his first Afcon goal in 2010 when his header against secured a 1-0 win for Ghana in a crucial group stage match against Burkina Faso.

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He followed up with goals at 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019 editions.

Ayew missed the 2013 tournament as he was dropped by then-head coach Kwasi Appiah.