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The Six Youngest African Goalscorers In WC History

The Six Youngest African Goalscorers In FIFA World Cup History

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 25, 2018 05:33 PM @KeeganKruger

A Senegal international cemented his name in FIFA World Cup history on Sunday, when he became the youngest African goalscorer in the competition. Here are the five other stars who join him on the list, including a Bafana Bafana legend.

Click through the gallery above to see who the six youngest African goalscorers in World Cup history are, according to Transfermarkt.

At the age of 19 years, eight months and 20 days, K.A.S. Eupen defender Moussa Wague scored his first goal of the tournament and his country's second in their 2-2 draw with Asian giants Japan on the weekend.

The right-back beat the record set by Draman Haminu, who, at 20 years, two months and 21 days old, scored for Ghana against USA at the 2006 finals in Germany.

Nigeria international Julius Aghahowa, at 20 years, three months and 26 days old, is third after netting the only goal for the Super Eagles against Sweden back in the 2002 tournament.

Fourth is Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan, who was just 20 years, six months and 26 days old when he bagged his first World Cup goal for the Black Stars against the Czech Republic.

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In joint fifth place are David Embe of Cameroon and Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy, who both scored their first goals at the World Cup at the age of 20 years, seven months and six days.

*Note: This list is according to Transfermarkt, and only considered players under the age of 21 years old. 

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