Black Stars captain Andre Dede Ayew has become the all-time goalscorer for Ghana in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The 29-year-old scored his historic ninth goal during Ghana’s thrilling 2-2 with Benin in their opening Group F game at the Ismailia Stadium on Tuesday.
The well-executed 10th-minute strike saw him surpass teammate Asamoah Gyan who has 8 goals to his tally.
Ayew made his Black Stars debut as a teenager back in 2008 under Claude LeRoy and has progressed to being an influential member of the squad.
He was given the leadership role by Kwesi Appiah ahead of this year’s tournament and will hope to be the first captain to win a trophy for the national side since 1982.
The four-time winners will next face defending champions Cameroon in their second Group game on Saturday.