Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa made history in Super Eagles 2-0 defeat of Iceland with a brace that made him become the second African player in the World Cup to score a brace in two different World Cups.
Cameroonian Roger Milla became the first African to score two braces in the World Cup at the 1990 World Cup and it took Musa 20 years to break that record.
The 25-year-old will still have an opportunity to become the first African player to score three braces at the World Cup when Nigeria clash with Argentina on Tuesday.
Musa who scored his first brace against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, waited till the next edition to score two decisive goals that put Nigeria’s hope of qualifying to the round of 16 alive in Russia.
The brace also makes Musa Nigeria’s all-time highest goal scorer in the World Cup, with four goals to his name.