Ghana forward Mohammed Kudus scored twice as Ghana defeated South Korea 3-2 in Group H 2022 World Cup action on Monday.
Kudus made it 2-0 for the Black Stars after connecting with Jordan Ayew’s cross.
After drawing level thanks to Jo Gue-Sung’s double, Kudus scored the game-winning goal off 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.