Asamoah Gyan has become the leading scorer from an African country in World Cup history after he netted in Ghana’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal in Brasilia.

The striker scored with a header in the 57th minute on Thursday to take his total record to six World Cup goals, overtaking the record of five set by Cameroon’s Roger Milla.

Gyan, 28, had already become the first African to score in three World Cup finals after his strike against Germany in Ghana’s previous Group G fixture.

But the Al Ain forward’s goals were not enough to prevent the Black Stars elimination from the tournament in Brazil.

Ghana, who earlier sent home midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng for disciplinary reasons, needed to beat Portugal but lost following a late winner from Cristiano Ronaldo.

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